Roberto Saban honoured with the Order of Merit of Italy

Roberto Saban (left) receiving his title of Commander from H.E. Maurizio Enrico Luigi Serra, ambassador and permanent representative of Italy to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva. (Image: Sonia Escaffre)

On 19 January 2017, Roberto Saban, now retired after having served as the head of CERN’s Engineering department from 2010 to 2016, was bestowed with the title of Commander of the Italian Republic (Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) at an official ceremony held at the Italian mission in Geneva.