He has been a lawyer and a notary public since 1983. In 1994, with
avv. Lara Toma, he set up the law firm Studio Legale e Notarile
Bergonzoli & Toma. He is on the roll of the Swiss bar association
and on the roll of Notaries Public of the Canton of Ticino.
In 1989 he became a Member
of the Board of Directors of Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino
and was the Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2004.
He is the Chairman
of the Board of Directors of Terreni alla Maggia SA (IHAG Group,
Zurich), a company which deals with wine growing and wine production
as well as with hotel tourism.
Within his political commitment, he became a member of the Town
Council of Ascona in 1984 and was the Mayor of Ascona from 1988
to 1992. He was then a Member of the Gran Consiglio del Cantone
Ticino from 1995 to 2003.
In his capacity as a Member
of the Gran Consiglio, he was one of the proposers of the bill for
the establishment of the Università della Svizzera Italiana
and the Chairman of the tourism law committee, and collaborated
in the revision of the Canton Constitution.
Also, he is a member
of several associations – both public and private –
which promote tourism.
Cultural and humanitarian activities:
Italian, German, English, French.