Federico Albini, new honorary consul of Kazakhstan
Let's get to know better the Tuscan entrepreneur who received this important assignment
As an entrepreneur, you are also active in the institutional sector and recently you were appointed as honorary consul of Kazakhstan for Tuscany. What does this assignment represent for you?
I consider it proof of esteem, gratitude and trust in me and my work by the Kazakh and Tuscan authorities, without forgetting the support of Confindustria Toscana Nord for which I am responsible for the logistics and transport sector.
You work in a historic family-run business. What company values have helped you to become the ideal candidate for this diplomatic role?
The spirit of service and the desire to challenge myself to always new adventures that may have a positive impact on the community.
What are the main elements of your plan?
Tuscany is becoming increasingly more connected commercially with Kazakhstan. Our manufacturing sector such as textiles, mechanised textiles, and of course fashion have already been fully operational. Thanks to this mandate, which is not a legacy but arises precisely from my appointment, we will focus on these sectors that already connect Tuscany and Kazakhstan with the aim of extending this relationship also to other sectors such as culture, tourism, plant nurseries and services.
The seat of the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan overlooks the Lungarno Vespucci. Can you recommend three interesting locations?
Harry’s Bar, a place where you can eat good food that I know well and cherish, as they even dedicated one of their dishes on the menu to me: Rice with king prawns Chicco style. Try it! You won’t be disappointed. The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. And lastly, not an address, but an experience: admiring the River Arno at sunset when the last rays of the sun fill its waters with golden reflections, a breathtaking view.