Pasquale Bova

Trade Commissioner -  Italian Trade Commission - Toronto Office 

Pasquale Bova has been the Trade Commissioner in Chicago since July 2006.  He joined the Italian Trade Commission (ITC) in 1981 after working for Saatchi & Saatchi in Rome. He was the Deputy Trade Commissioner of the New York Office of the ITC from 1986-1991. From 1991-1993, he was responsible for corporate relations at the headquarters in Rome.  He served as Trade Commissioner for the Los Angeles Office from 1993 to 2000 and for the Seattle Office from 2000 to 2004.  Prior to coming to Chicago, he was head of the Lazio Office at the ITC Headquarters in Rome, where he was responsible for coordinating promotional activities of various regions of Italy.

Mr. Bova obtained a degree in International Law from the University "La Sapienza" in Rome. His graduate  studies at Societa’  Italiana  per  le Organizzazioni Internazionali  focused  on international economics and politics. He also participated in a project to streamline tariffs and restrictions within the European Union in Brussels as well as marketing projects in Europe, the Middle and Far East.

Recently Mr. Bova assumed the additional roles as Trade Commissioner for both ITC offices in Canada (Toronto and Montreal).
The Italian Trade Commission is the government agency entrusted with promoting trade, business opportunities and industrial cooperation between Italian and foreign companies. Headquartered in Rome, where it is known as Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero (ICE), it operates through 115 branch offices in 86 countries and helps foreign and Italian companies to develop business partnerships.
The Chicago Office primarily handles the promotion of investment goods, specifically in the following industries: Machine Tools and Metalworking Machinery, Printing and Packaging Machinery, Plastics Machinery, Food Processing, Publishing, Automotive Components, Industrial Components, Ceramics Machinery and Foundry.