Speakers

José María Aznar

José María Aznar was born in Madrid in 1953. He was President of Spain, during two consecutives periods: 1996 and 2000. The las time by an absolute majority. At the elections of 2004, he voluntarily decided not to turn himself again.
Today, Mr. Aznar held several important positions such us: Senior Advisor to the Global Board of DLA Piper, Attorney at law Executive President of FAES (Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies), Board Member of News Corp, Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Atlantic Council of the USA and Co-President of the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Task Force on Latin America, President of the Friends of Israel Initiative, Member of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold Corporation, President of the Atlantic Institute of Government and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Instituto Bussola.

Cristóbal Torres

Cristóbal Torres is Chief Investment Officer of ProVida AFP (a MetLife Company). Torres and his team manage the largest pension fund in Latam (ex Brazil) with US$45 billion in AUM aprox. Previously, he was the Head of the Trading Desk and ALM at MetLife Chile and Senior Financial Analyst at the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa. Cristóbal Torres holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from Yale University.

Jaime de la Barra

Partner and Senior Investment Strategist | Chile
Mr. de la Barra is a founding partner of Compass Group in Chile, and he is currently Head of Business Development and Senior Investment Strategist. Between 1992 and 1996, he created and was the Head of the Investment Research unit for Grupo Santander in Chile. Previously, he was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Citicorp Chile. Mr. de La Barra has been a member of the Capital Markets Advisory Council of the Chilean Ministry of Finance 2006 and is currently a member of the board of Icare and member of the Advisory Board of Endeavor-Chile. He teaches Capital Markets and Financial Institutions at Universidad de Los Andes and is a founding partner and director of InBest. He was one of the founders and Chairman of the Chilean Investment Fund Managers Association. Mr. de La Barra has more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry in Latin America.
Mr. de la Barra has a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rodrigo Valdés

Rodrigo Valdés Pulido was appointed Minister of Finance of the government of President Michelle Bachelet on May 11, 2015.
Mr. Valdés has a Commercial Engeneering Degree, and a major in Economics, from Universidad de Chile, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Since March 2014 and until his appointment, he was Chairman of the Directive Board and of the Executive Committee of BancoEstado.
He was chief economist for Latin America at Barclays Capital (2008-2009), Manager of the Division of Research and Chief Economist of the Central Bank of Chile (2002-2007) and senior advisor to the Minister of Finance of Chile (2000-2001).
He also worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as deputy director of the European Department and the Americas (2009-2012), where he was also Head of Mission for the United States.
In private sector, he was chief economist for the Andean Region and Argentina of the BTG Pactual investment bank (2013-2014); and as chief economist for Latin America of Banco Barclays Capital Inc.

Bernardita Piedrabuena

Bernardita Piedrabuena is the Director of Capital Markets and International Finance of the Ministry of Finance of Chile since April of 2014. Previously, Mrs. Piedrabuena was the economic specialist for Chile at the IDB (2010-2014); economic specialist for Uruguay at the IDB (2009-2010); and Macroeconomic Coordinator of the Ministry of Finance of Chile (2002-2006).
Bernardita Piedrabuena graduated in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1994, where she was awarded the prize for the best student in his class. She holds a Master´s degree in Economics Science from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a PhD. in Economics from Universidad de Chile.

Antonio Riera

Dr. Antonio Riera recently transitioned from Senior Partner and Managing Director to Senior Advisor of The Boston Consulting Group. He currently is a Board member of the Astana International Financial Center, and Chairs the Ad Hoc Nomination and Remuneration Council for the Board of the Center’s regulator. Over his 15 years at BCG, he acted as global leader for Market Infrastructures (Capital Markets, Exchanges, Central Banks, Financial Centers, and Sovereign Wealth Funds) and previously was global Co-Head of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice. He has worked for over 30 years in financial services, in line and advisory roles, for central banks, capital markets authorities, universal banks, asset managers, broker/dealers, and institutional investors.
Antonio has directed over 40 exchange assignments (cash, derivatives, and commodities) including strategy development, alliance management, privatization, merger integrations, operating models, organization, business extensions, and product development efforts of many G7, EU, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American capital markets and exchanges, frequently working for Finance Ministers. He led exchange strategies regarding post-trade, collateral optimization, margining, and securities lending. Antonio works frequently with senior government officials and regulators on market development policy issues. He has led multiple market development strategy efforts across many developed and emerging markets. Dr. Riera was a Charter Member of the Group of 30’s International Working Committee that developed the global standards for clearance, and settlement of international securities. He also acted as Co-chair of the Group of 30’s US Payment Committee, which drove the implementation of Same Day Funds in the US. He also founded the first chapter of the National Cash Management Association outside the US.
His work with Central Banks spans a) development of rescue package and bank risk assessment framework following the 2009 crisis, b) development of government intervention and support levers, c) formulating risk mitigation initiatives and setting up multi entity task force crisis management task force chaired by the Prime Minister, d) design a comprehensive Integrated Payment System Strategy focusing on both wholesale and retail cash management payment infrastructure2020 strategy, e) leading a Capital Market Strategy & Policy Formulation for Monetary Authority of Singapore, f) driving agreement on a regulatory MOU between an exchange SRO and a SEC, g) leading the design and setup support for a new multi-billion Government Investment Company (Sovereign Wealth Fund) in the GCC, spanning investment strategy, risk management, organization, OPS/IT and governance, h) restructuring the operating model for one of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds, i)
crafting several international financial center strategies in multiple financial centers in North America, Asia, and the Middle East, j) driving the design of a de novo financial center, and k) repositioning the overall org strategy and structure, portfolio allocation, and portfolio response to the global financial crisis and turnaround strategies for some individual sectors.
He was Executive Director, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, and Management Board Member of Cedel Bank and International, with P&L responsibility for the P&L of all the products globally, and for the overall strategy of Cedel Group. Dr. Riera acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liberty, a wholly owned electronic order routing subsidiary.
Antonio spent 15 years Citibank, including Managing Director for Securities Services. He led the strategy to define the international market entry strategy for Citibank’s Worldwide Securities Services. In prior assignments he was Correspondent Banking Division Executive in the US, responsible for services to US Correspondents, and previously Head of Transaction Banking and Senior Country Operations for Puerto Rico/VI.

Nicholas Barr

Professor of Public Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to his activity at LSE, Dr. Barr worked at the World Bank and had engagements with the International Monetary Fund, the World Economic Forum and the Pensions Policy Institute, among other policy bodies. He has been involved in several pension policy initiatives, including advisory work for China, Finland, Sweden, South Africa, the UK and Chile ,where he was a member of the Presidential Commission on Pension Reform. Dr. Barr has an  MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Fernando Larrain

CEO of the Chilean Association of Pension Fund Managers. Prior to his current role, Mr. Larrain was Director of Development for the Economics and Business Faculty at Universidad Diego Portales, Director of the MBA programme at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and President of the Board at Fundacion Trabajo en la Calle. Mr. Larrain has also held consulting positions for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States. He also was an advisory on public policy issues to Chilean President Ricardo Lagos. Mr. Larrain has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MA in Public Affairs from Princeton University.

Rodrigo Castro

President of the Chilean Association of Venture Capital, and CEO of Genesis Partners. Master of Arts in Economics from Georgetown University, Fellow of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and Fellow of John M. Olin in Law and Economics. He was member of the Ministry of Public Works Council of Public Franchising. Since 2007 he is an Op-Ed columnist of La Tercera. He has been consultant of World Bank and IDB in Washington DC. Former Dean, School of Business, Universidad del Desarrollo. Member of the Board at Inversiones Aguas Metropolitanas, Bolsas Reutilizables, and Amipass. More than 10 years of experience in the Venture Capital industry.

Rodrigo Castro

President of the Chilean Association of Venture Capital, and CEO of Genesis Partners. Master of Arts in Economics from Georgetown University, Fellow of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and Fellow of John M. Olin in Law and Economics. He was member of the Ministry of Public Works Council of Public Franchising. Since 2007 he is an Op-Ed columnist of La Tercera. He has been consultant of World Bank and IDB in Washington DC. Former Dean, School of Business, Universidad del Desarrollo. Member of the Board at Inversiones Aguas Metropolitanas, Bolsas Reutilizables, and Amipass. More than 10 years of experience in the Venture Capital industry.

Francisco Guzmán

Partner of Carey, the largest law firm in Chile, and Director of the Chilean Venture Capital Association. In Carey is co-head of the areas of Funds, Venture Capital and Private Equity.
Francisco graduated as a lawyer from the Catholic University of Chile and holds an LL.M from Columbia University (James Kent Scholar, the highest distinction awarded by the School of Law) (2010). He is admitted to practice as a lawyer in Chile and in New York.
Author of the book “Inside information in the stock market”, LexisNexis (2007), 2nd edition (2009) and Co-author of the Chilean chapter of the book “The Private Equity Law Review” (2012-2016).
Member of the panel of experts in Private Equity accredited by the English publication “The Law Reviews”, member of the board of two business incubators related to entrepreneurship (Fundación Independízate and Mujeres Empresarias). He has been a speaker at various seminars and events on Private Equity and Venture Capital, including the 6th annual Private Equity Conference organized by Latin Lawyer in New York, the 2nd annual M&A conference organized by Latin Lawyer in Brazil, and the seminar “Investment Opportunities – The Case of Chile, Peru and Colombia” at the University of Columbia in NY.

Mario Marcel

Was named Governor of the Central Bank of Chile in December 2016 and Board Member in October 2015.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the University of Chile and a M. Phil. Degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr. Marcel served as Director of Governance Global Practice at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., in the United States; Deputy Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France; and Manager of the Institutional Capacity and Finance Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he had earlier served as Executive Director for Chile and Ecuador.
For 13 years, he worked for the Government of Chile, where his senior positions with the Finance Ministry included Deputy Director of Rationalization and Public Function in the Budget Division, Executive Secretary for the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Modernization of Public Administration, Chair of the General Government’s Internal Audit Committee and Chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Pension Reform. He was the Budget Director from 2000 to 2006, during which time he implemented deep reforms in the conduct of fiscal policy, government asset and liability management, the budget system and public administration.
He has also worked as a researcher for the Center for Latin American Studies (Cieplan).
His academic experience includes teaching and research at universities in Chile and the United Kingdom. He has also worked as a project consultant for a wide range of international and government organizations in countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Vietnam.
Mr. Marcel is the author of over 80 published works in economics, finance, policy, and public administration.

Eric Parrado

Eric Parrado is the Chairman (Superintendent) of the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile since 2014. He is also a member of the Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Previously, Mr. Parrado was a Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and a member of the Financial Committee of the Chilean Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). He was also a member of the Global Agenda Councils on Latin America and on Long-term Investing of the WEF. He was an international consultant with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and directly to governments and central banks.
Mr. Parrado was the former International Financial Coordinator and advisor to Chile’s Finance Minister between 2007 and 2010. He oversaw the resources of the Chilean SWFs as well as other government surpluses. Under his direction he built a strong institutional arrangement for the management of Chilean government’ resources. He was one of the key developers and promoters of the international protocol and principles of best practices for SWFs in the world. His active role in this international discussion led to this protocol being referred to internationally as the “Santiago Principles”. Previously, he worked for the Central Bank of Chile and the International Monetary Fund.
Mr. Parrado holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Economics from New York University and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Chile. Mr. Parrado was selected by the WEF as one of the 2011 Young Global Leaders. In 2016, he was selected to enter the Circle of Honor of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile.

Osvaldo Macías

Actual Chilean Superintendent of Pensions. He graduates in Economics and Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and holds a master degree in business management from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He was intendant of insurance of the Superintendency of Securities and Insurance (SVS) between 2003 and 2016, and previously head of the Studies Division (1994-2003) and Analysis and Financial Control (1990-1994) of this superintendence.

Carlos Pavez

Superintendent, Bachelor of Business, graduated in science of Business Administration at Universidad de Chile, and Lawyer, graduated of legal sciences at Universidad La República.
Mr. Pavez has 25 years of experience on issues related to regulation, market conduct investigation, and supervision of financial institutions, corporate issuers and securitization and risk ratings societies.
Since 2012 and up to his nomination as Superintendent on March 2014, he was Legal Director of the Superintendence of Banks and Financial Institutions (SBIF).
Previously, and for 23 years, he worked at the Superintendence of Securities and Insurance, (1989 – 2012). During this time, Mr. Pavez was chief of the Financial Analysis Department and also he was founder and chief of the Investigation Division, which today is the Market Compliance Area.
During his career, he has been representative of the SVS to the South American Financial Action Group (GAFISUD) and on the Working Teams (Chile) for the Convention Against Bribery (OECD) and Against Corruption (ONU).
Its programs include training in markets supervision, records of issuers and institutional investors in Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC (USA).

Cristián Letelier

Ingeniero civil industrial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Posee un MBA de Kellogg School of Management.
Actualmente, sirve como Managing Director de: Gestión de Activos de Credicorp Capital Chile y de Activos Alternativos Regionales, para Credicorp Capital Chile, Perú y Colombia.
Anterior a esto, entre los años 2004 y 2008 se desempeñó también dentro de Credicorp Capital Chile, como vicepresidente de la Banca de Inversión.
Anterior a su paso por Credicorp, se desempeñó como analista y asociado de Desarrollo de Negocios Corporativos y de Finanzas Corporativas de Enersis S.A.
Hoy, también es miembro del Consejo de Banmédica S.A, de la Asociación Chilena de Fondos de Inversión (ACAFI) y del Consejo de Administración de la Fundación Chile Sin Cáncer.
Industrial civil engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. He currently serves as Managing Director of Asset Management at Credicorp Capital Chile and Regional Alternative Assets for Credicorp Capital Chile, Peru and Colombia. Prior to this, between 2004 and 2008 he also served within Credicorp Capital Chile, as Vice President of Investment Banking.
Previous Credicorp Capital, he developed as analyst and associate of Corporate Business Development and Corporate Finance at Enersis S.A
Today, he is member of Banmédica Council, of the Chilean Association of Investment Funds (ACAFI) and of the Board of Directors of the Chile Without Cancer Foundation.

Nicolás Cox

Nicolás Cox is the Executive Director of CBRE Chile since December 2014, having under his responsibility all the operation of the multinational that is developed in Chilean territory. CBRE has been present in Chile since 1998, serving customers, both investors and users, in all cycles of its real estate assets. Nowadays it is the main real estate service company in the country, with more than 2.500.000 m2 under administration and protagonist of the most important real estate transactions.
Nicolás joined CBRE in 2012, as its CFO and Director of Operations. Prior to CBRE, he served as CFO of a software company and communications company; Previously, worked in a family office, evaluating and executing investment projects mainly in the real estate area.
Nicolás is agronomist and holds an MBA from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, where he has also taught competitive and corporate strategy classes for pre and post-graduate students.

Friedrich v. Carlowitz

Friedrich v. Carlowitz joined GLL in 2014 and is based in Munich. In his role he is responsible for business development for international institutional clients and for Latin America and Asia in particular. He is Senior Fund Manager for GLL’s commingled Latin America Fund and speaks German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
In a previous role with Pramerica (PGIM), he was senior fund manager of two global institutional real estate funds, with close to USD 2 b AuM including Chile and Mexico. Before that, he built up the Asia-Pacific transaction department at Commerz Real.

Luis Alberto Letelier

Luis Alberto Letelier has been a legal advisor to the Board of Directors of the Chilean Association of Investment Funds Administrators ACAFI for more than 10 years, and is currently its President for the period 2015 to 2019. He is partner of the Capital Market practice of Barros & Errázuriz Abogados. His practice areas are Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financing, Investment Funds, Foreign Investment and Corporate Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Universidad Finis Terrae, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, 2003. In 2003 he served as a foreign lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. He has more than 20 years of experience advising companies and funds that participate in the capital market, participating in mergers and acquisitions, national and international financing and equity and debt issues, both in Chile and in foreign markets. He stands out in publications such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, as one of the recommended lawyers in matters of Capital Markets and M & A / Corporate.

Pablo Manriquez

Has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad Gabriela Mistral and holds an MBA of Darden, University of Virginia. Actually, he is the CEO of Patio Comercial (belonging to Grupo Patio), the leading operator in Chile in Neighborhood Shopping Centers, with more than 50 centers currently renting throughout Chile. Under his management, he has led the consolidation of the company in the development and operation of larger formats such as the Patio Mall Rancagua, the Patio Outlet Factory and the future mall in Talagante. Pablo also has a long trayectory in the finance and retail world, working in companies such as Endesa, Santiago Airport and Mall Sport, where he managed its commercial lifting as its CEO. Also, he has been partner and director of 7Veinte, TOUS Chile, Limonada and Meds S.A.
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