Delegate, Québec Délégation to Italy
Marianna Simeone is the Quebec Delegate to Italy. She joins the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie after a brilliant career in communication, broadcast journalism and international business development. From 1986 to 2000, Marianna directed the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Montreal. Under her leadership, the local organization grew to be one of the highest performing in the ICC’s world network. From 2000 to 2012 Marianna made her mark in media. She hosted shows on radio and television, in English, French and Italian. A recognized voice in the community, she was a regular commentator on the city’s major networks while producing and hosting her very own current affairs television show. She is a four-time recipient of the prestigious RTNDA award for her editorial work with CBC News Television. Marianna has been a board member of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa and a Member of the Building Committee of the New Canadian War Museum. In Montreal she was a Member of Concordia University’s Board of Governors, a Cabinet Member of the university’s first Capital Campaign and a board member of the Montreal Port Authority. In recognition of her exceptional work in journalism, her service to the community and her contribution to Canada-Italy relations, Marianna was inducted “Knight” of the Order of Italy, invested “Golden Gladiator” of the Province of Benevento, received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and named YWCA Woman of Distinction.
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