Piero Fassino is a member of the Chamber of Deputies.
He was elected to Parliament for the first time in 1994, then re-elected in all subsequent legislatures until 2011 - when he became mayor of Turin (2011-2016) - and elected once again to Parliament in 2018.
He is the President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, after having served as its Vice-President.
He is the President of the Italy-France friendship section of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and of the Coordination Committee for relations between the Italian Chamber of Deputies and the French Assemblée Nationale. He is President of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States (Monitoring Committee) of the Council of Europe.
He was Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1996-98 under Prime Minister Prodi) with responsibility for Europe, the Mediterranean, and International Organizations, and for Community Policies before the Presidency of the Council of Ministers; Minister of Foreign Trade (1998-2000 under Prime Minister D'Alema); and Minister of Justice (2000-01 under Prime Minister Amato).
A member of the National Secretariat of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) since 1987, he was one of the young party officials who, under Achille Occhetto's leadership, completed the transition from the PCI to the Democratic Party of the Left (PDS) from 1989 to 1991. From 1991 to 1996 he served as the International Secretary of the PDS, leading it in joining the Socialist International and in founding the European Socialist Party.
From 1994 to 2011 he was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
From 2001 to 2007 he was the leader of the Left Democrats (DS), the main progressive party in Italy.
In 2007 he was one of the founders of the Democratic Party (PD), established upon the merger between the DS and other centre-left political parties. He is currently a member of the PD's Executive Committee.
Between 2007 and 2011 he was the European Union Special Envoy for Myanmar/Burma. From 2011 to 2016 he was mayor of Turin, and from 2013 to 2016 President of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI).
From 2016 to March 2020 he was President of the Socialist Group at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, in addition to being its spokesman for the Mediterranean.
In his institutional and political capacities, he has acquired a wealth of experience on the issues affecting the European Union, Balkans, Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, South-east Asia, and Latin America.
In 2010 he was given the America Award by the Italy - USA Foundation.
In 2013 he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur by French President Hollande. He has authored numerous books and publications, is Honorary President of the Centre for Politics and International Studies (CeSPI) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Section of the European Movement.

American Award: Video - Photos.
Legion d'Honneur: Speech by the Ambassador fo France to Italy