Counselor Elena Sgarbi was born in 1973. She graduated from the University of Trieste in 1997 with a degree in Diplomacy and International Relations.
Elena Sgarbi joined the Italian Foreign Service in 1998. Her first assignment was at the Diplomatic Protocol Office and then at the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
From 2002 to 2006 she served in her first foreign posting as Consul at the Consulate General of Italy in Barcelona, Spain.
From 2006 to 2010 she served as First Secretary and then Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of Italy in Tokyo, Japan.
In 2010 she returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome as Chief of Staff of the Directorate General for European Integration. Then became Chief of the Department for bilateral relations with Central-Eastern Europe Countries.
Elena Sgarbi was appointed Consul General of Italy in Houston on August 18, 2014.
She is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.