| Marcello Guidi |
|Born||2. January 1928|
|Died||2002 (Age 74)|
He entered his diplomatic career in 1954 working at the Toulon (France) consulate. He was later stationed in Tripoli, The Hague and Washington. In 1975 he was appointed envoy plenipotentiary first class and the following year ambassador to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He became Italy's ambassador to Japan in 1984, before being appointed as Deputy Secretary General of NATO in 1985, where he worked until 1989. He then became Italian ambassador to Germany until 1992.
After his time in NATO, he became director of the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI).
A 2002 obituary stated that "The Board and staff of The Howard Gilman Foundation mourn the death of Marcello Guidi, one of Howard Gilman's oldest friends, a former President of the Foundation and a beloved mentor and colleague. After his distinguished diplomatic career as Italian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Japan and Germany, and Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Guidi joined the Gilman Paper Company as Howard Gilman's personal consultant and as a Director of the Foundation. His wise counsel over the years, critical to the development of the Foundation, and his friendship will be sorely missed."