Member of the State council of State of Geneva, elected in 2013 and relected again in 2018, Mauro Poggia is vice-president of the State council since the June 1st 2021. He currently in charge of the department of security, population and health (DSPS), after having held office, during his first term, first in the department of employment, social affairs and health (DEAS) and then, until April 2021, in the department of security, employment and health (DSES). For a short spell between 2018 and 2019, he also had responsibility for the service handling bankruptcies.
Up until 2013, Mr Poggia practiced law for several decades at the Geneva bar, specializing in all matters related to health and to health insurance. For fifteen years, he chaired the Swiss Association of insured persons in Geneva (Association Suisse des Assurés – ASSUAS). Mr Poggia was a member of the Geneva Grand Council from 2009 to 2013 and a national councillor from 2011 to 2013. He chaired the Latin Conference of Health and Social Affairs (CLASS) in 2017 and 2018.