Vittorio Sandalli, a Law graduate, first joined the Italian civil service in 1977. He served in numerous capacities in the Ministry of Defence in Rome before entering the diplomatic service in 1990. Between 2007 and 2011, he served as the Italian Ambassador to Georgia. From 2015 to 2020, he was the Italian Ambassador to Indonesia. On the 29th of June, 2020, he was appointed Ambassador of Italy to Afghanistan.