Giuseppe Sala was born in Milan in 1958.
He has held various positions of responsibility in both the private and public sector, gaining important professional managerial experience through leading roles in major companies, such as Pirelli and Telecom Italia.
In 2009-10 he served as City Manager of the Municipality of Milan.
He was then appointed CEO of the company managing the Universal Exposition, Expo Milano 2015. In 2013, he was also appointed Government Commissioner for the Expo.
His love for Milan and his willingness to make it a fairer, more international and more attractive place led him to commit himself to politics. He was elected Mayor of Milan in June 2016.
He is the Chair of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact – the first international commitment by Mayors to develop sustainable food systems to grant healthy and accessible food to all, protect biodiversity and reduce food waste – now signed by over 210 Mayors worldwide.
Giuseppe Sala holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Bocconi University. He is the author of the books Milano sull’acqua. Ieri, oggi, domani [Milan on the Water. Past, Present, Future] (2014) and Milano e il Secolo delle Città [Milan and the Century of Cities] (2017).