Director of the Economic Promotion Division
Pietro Poretti serves as Director of the Economic Promotion Division at the City of Lugano. In this capacity he
helps strengthening Lugano ecosystem and strategically position it to benefit from the
opportunities that the digital age brings.
Before joining the City administration, he was active as counsel for a Geneva based law firm advising sovereign and business clients on international trade and investment matters, as well as senior legal officer of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Pietro holds a PhD in law from the University of Bern and a MAS in oil and gas from the Graduate Institute (Geneva) and the French Institute of Petroleum (Paris). He studied law at the University of Fribourg and at the Europa-Institut (Saarbruecken, Germany), and was a fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law (Georgetown University, Washington D.C.).