Simon Pullicino, the Ambassador of Malta to the State of Israel, joined the Malta Civil Service in 1986 and has served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ever since. During this period he was assigned a number of overseas posts and worked in various directorates at the Ministry. He also formed part of various Maltese delegations that attended and participated in various European Union, United Nations, international and regional conferences and meetings.
During the period 1990 to 1994, Simon Pullicino was posted as Third Secretary at the Mission of Malta to the UN in Geneva and from 1994 to 1997 at the Mission of Malta to the European Union in Brussels. In 1997 he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from 1998 to 1999 formed part of the Private Secretariat of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
From July 1999 till August 2003 he served as First Secretary at the Embassy of Malta in Paris and from December 2003 at the Maltese Embassy in Tunis as Deputy Head of Mission and Consul. He returned to the Ministry in February 2008 and was Head of the Americas Division at the External Relations and Mediterranean Affairs Directorate. In March 2009 he opened the Consulate General of Malta in Istanbul where he served till June 2011 as the first resident career Consul General. In July 2011, he was appointed Malta’s Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal.
Ambassador Pullicino presented his credentials to HE Mr. Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, on 17th October 2012.
Born in Sliema on 4th December 1964, he is married to Tania née Debattista and they have two children.