Vittoria Beria is Head of International Affairs for the City of Milan. In this role, she advises the Mayor on international affairs, manages the City of Milan international partnerships and projects and city diplomacy activities. Vittoria supports the Mayor in his role as C40 Vice Chair and Chair of the C40 Green and Just Recovery Task Force, and also coordinates the activities undertaken to fulfil C40 commitments, as well as the participation in C40 programmes and initiatives. Vittoria served as a United Nations officer for over a decade, both at the UN Secretariat Headquarters in New York and in the field. Her work focused on social and economic development. As Deputy Director for International Affairs of the Expo 2015 Company – a public-private partnership created by the Government of Italy to design and manage the World Expo in Milan – she ensured the engagement of countries and intergovernmental organizations. Vittoria holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Catholic University of Milan and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.