Jean-Michel Cina lic. iur. studied law at the universities of Bern and Freiburg. From 1997 to 2005 he worked as a lawyer and notary in Visp and was also mayor of Salgesch and a member of the Grand Council of Valais during that same period. In 1999, he was elected to the National Council and chaired the Christian Democratic parliamentary group from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 to April 2017, he was member of the Valais Government and head of the Department for the Economy, Energy and Regional Development. From 2014 until his departure from the State Council, Jean-Michel Cina chaired the Conference of cantonal governments (CdC).?
Grande Dixence AG, Sion; FMV SA, Sion; organising committee of the Swiss folklore festival Crans-Montana 2019 (chairman); Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Zermatt (Board of Directors); VWI Ingenieure AG, Naters (Board of Directors); foundationPro Castiglione, Niedergesteln (foundation council).