In October 2015 he became Vice President of the Lombardy Region and also in charge for the International relations. He is also a member of the Academic Council of the LUdeS University of Lugano (Switzerland), a board member of the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) and President of the European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN).
In December 2014, he became Minister for Housing, Social Housing, Expo 2015 and the Internationalization of Enterprises.
In 2013 he became a Regional Councillor and was appointed Undersecretary for Expo 2015 and the Internationalization of Enterprises.
1999 - 2009
In 1999, he was elected Mayor of the Municipality of Misinto (Monza and Brianza), a post he held until 2009, when he was appointed Councillor for the Environment at the Monza and Brianza Provincial Administration, of which he subsequently became Vice President.
2008 - 2012
Head of External Relations in the Contract division of a well-known furniture industry company, and then Contract Strategy Manager at another major manufacturing group
Started working as a Financial Advisor to retail and private clients, managing a team of sales agents and training sales agents in the Lombardy region
1991 - 1995
Worked in a number of administrative and sales positions in the furniture industry. After a brief period as an insurance agent