Counselor Fabio Rugge is Head of ISPI's Centre on Cybersecurity, in partnership with Leonardo.
He is a diplomat currently working as Head of the Office in charge for NATO and Security and Politico-Military Issues, Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
From 2012 to 2016 he worked at the Italian Prime Minister’s Office and prior to that he was Counselor at the Italian Delegation to the North Atlantic Council in Brussels and Consul General of Italy in Mumbai (India). He held several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome – among others at the Policy Planning Unit and as Head of the Office in charge for scholarships and the internationalization of Italian Universities.
He graduated cum laude at Catholic University of Milan, holds a Master at ISPI in International Relations and a European Studies Diploma from the “Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse” (France).
Since 2013, Fabio Rugge is Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at the University of Florence. He held courses in several Italian Universities (LUISS, Sant’Anna, Link Campus, Tor Vergata) on Cybersecurity and International Relations.