Who is Antonio Seminario, the man from Cosenza elected as head of Italian Freemasonry


By John

The Calabrian Antonio Seminario was elected to lead the GOI, the Freemasonry of the Grand Orient of Italy of Palazzo Giustiniani. After an exhausting voting operation, which also ended with the recount of the preferences, Seminario was able to celebrate the victory arrived at the photo finish: he in fact beat his direct competitor Leo Taroni by just 26 votes.

Who is Antonio Seminario

Adjunct Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy, Antonio Seminario was born in Crosia, in the Cosentino area, on 5 February 1958 and resides in Rossano where his lodge, the “Francesco Galasso” (1269) of which he is one of the founders and was a venerable master. Initiated in 1986 in the Luigi Minnicelli Lodge (972), also in Rossano, he held the position of Grand Officer, President of the Circumscription College of Calabria and, finally, First Grand Supervisor in the Council of the Grand Orient of Italy in the five-year period 2014- 2019. He belongs to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, awarded the 33rd degree, and is an active member of the Supreme Council.

Married and father of two children, he obtained a secondary school diploma and attended courses in Economics at the University of Salerno. Having interrupted his university studies, he dedicated himself to the entrepreneurial and commercial activity of companies operating in the oil, gas and energy sector. He works in Calabria as a business and corporate consultant.