Dr Felice Longobardi obtained his degree in agricultural science in 1980 at Perugia University, in Italy. He started his career working for a private enterprise named IFAGRARIA based in Algeria. From 1982 until 1985 he continued his career working as a researcher for Assoreni, a research institute within ENI named ENIRICERCHE.
From 1986 until 2015, he worked for the Italian Foreign Ministry within the General Directorate of International Cooperation and Development as director of the Italian Cooperation unit in Egypt (from 1996 until 2001), Argentina (from 2006 until 2010) and Bolivia (from 2012 until 2016).
Since November 2016, he is the director of the Italian Agency for Cooperation and development in Cairo.