Born in Naples in 1973, Andrea Cascone graduated cum laude in Political Science at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 1996 and specialized in international relations at the Istituto per gli Studi Internazionali (ISPI) in 1997.
He joined the Italian diplomatic career in 1997, first at the Telecommunications and IT Department and from 2000 at the Policy Planning Unit. From 2001 to 2005, he served at the Italian Embassy in Damascus, Syria. In Sept. 2005 he was appointed Consul of Italy in Chambery, France.
From 2007 to 2010 he was Deputy Head of Western Balkans Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome. In Sept. 2010 he was appointed Political Counsellor at the Italian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey where he also served as Deputy Head of Mission until Aug. 2014. From Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2018, he was the head of the bureau for economy, trade and science at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC.
In Sept. 2018, he was appointed head of the Near East and Arab League Department at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He is Director for Adriatic and Western Balkans since December 9, 2019.