Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
City of Genoa
Francesco Oddone is Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Smart City and Port-City relations in the Genoa’s City government. He holds a degree in Political Economy at the Bocconi University in Milan (1992) and in Political Sciences at the Genoa’s University (2001). He obtained a Master of Arts-Economics (2000, Ph.D, ABD) at New York University where he also worked as Economics Instructor in New York, and then at NYU's Florence site. Previously he has been board member of Stazioni Marittime (1999-2001) and financial and economic adviser for Sviluppo Genova (1997-2000) and the Italian Ministry of Economy (2001-2003). He has also supervised the building of the new wholesale market in Genova-Bolzaneto as managing director of S.C.M. c.p.a. and he has been C.E.O. of SPIm Genova S.p.A. (2007-2009), and a board member until May 2012. He was President of the Board of Directors at Datasiel S.p.A. from July 2011 to May 2012, when he was chosen by Mayor-elect Marco Doria to be in charge of the city’s economic affairs.