Rodrigo Valdés Pulido
Minister of Finance of Chile
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.
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom
Swire is currently a Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, responsible for India, the Far East, Latin America, and Australasia.
He attended the University of St Andrews, before integrating the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Before going into politics, Hugo served in the Grenadier Guards.
He worked as a financial consultant, before acting as the Head of Development for the National Gallery. He went on to take on the role of Director of Sotheby’s, the auction house, then, prior to reintegrating the Government, undertook the non-executive chairmanship of Photo-Me International.
Lord Mayor Alderman Alan Yarrow
Lord Mayor of London, UK
Alan Colin Drake Yarrow, is the current Lord Mayor of London who took office on 7 November 2014, and a British specialist in investment banking, who has served as Chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) since 2009.
Yarrow has represented the Ward of Bridge and Bridge Without since becoming a City Alderman in 2007 and, on 28 October 2014, he was elected to succeed Dame Fiona Woolf as London’s 687th Lord Mayor for 2014–15.
Yarrow worked as a financier in the City for 37 years with Dresdner Kleinwort until December 2009 and latterly as Chairman of its UK banking operations. He has also been Deputy Chairman of the Financial Services Authority practitioner panel, as well as serving on the Council of the British Bankers’ Association and the Takeover Panel.
Yarrow served as Sheriff of London for 2011-2012, and was admitted as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers in 2007. He has since become a member of the International Bankers, Glaziers and Launderers livery companies.
His responsibilities for his annual term as Lord Mayor commenced on 9 November 2014, the day after the Lord Mayor’s Show. Among numerous other duties, Yarrow enjoys promoting the City of London and UK financial services worldwide in liaison with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Minister for Energy, Chile
Maximo holds a degree in commercial engineering and economics from the University of Chile. He is a militant member of the Socialist Party (PS). In the context of his political engagements, he stands out for his strong social commitment. Professionally, he is known for heading large development programs, in Chile and abroad.
Between 2004 and 2014 he was Senior Vice President of International Paper (IP), and in parallel, between 2010 and 2013, acted as president of IP’s regional sections, covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia.
Between 2004 and 2009, he headed IP’s operations in Brazil, and in 2000 he began to operate as the company’s representative for the whole of Latin America.
In 1994, he assumed the role of executive Vice President responsible for Chile and Latin America, for the company Carter Holt Harvey. In 1990 he was made executive Vice President of Operations at Codelco, the National Copper Corporation of Chile.
Between 1983 and 1990 he acted as the General Manager of Leasing Andino.
He began his professional life in 1978, as Manager of Personal Banking for Banco Osorno.
He completed his primary and secondary school education first in the Soviet Union, where he attended Moscow’s Public School Nº29, then at Saint George’s College, from where he graduated in 1970.
Governor of the Central Bank of Chile
Has been Governor of the Central Bank of Chile since December 2011, and was appointed member of the Board of the Central Bank of Chile in December 2009 for a term of ten years.
Between 1985 and 1995 he worked at the Central Bank of Chile, rising to the position of Chief Economist in 1992. In 1995 he joined the Center for Public Studies—an independent Chilean think tank—where he was coordinator of the Macroeconomics Department. From 2003 until his appointment to the Bank’s Board, Mr. Vergara was full professor at the Economics Department of Universidad Católica. He was also an economic consultant and member of the board of several companies.
Mr. Vergara has been economic advisor to the central banks and governments of several countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, and has been an external consultant for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations.
He has been member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Work and Equity, of the Advisory Council on the Chile-United States Free Trade Agreement, of the National Savings Commission, of the Conicyt Economics Group. He is member of the editorial board of journals Estudios Públicos and Economía Chilena.
Mr. Vergara graduated in economics from Universidad Católica de Chile in 1985, where he was awarded the prize for the best student in his class. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University (1991).
Mr. Vergara has authored numerous articles published in specialized professional journals and has edited five books.
Managing director of market unit Spain and Latam, Bupa and member of the Bupa Executive Team
Since September 2012, Iñaki Ereño has carried out the role of Managing Director of Bupa’s market unit Spain and Latam and is in charge of expanding Bupa’s business in Latin America.
Iñaki Ereño has a degree in Business Law from ICADE University, an MBE from IESE and an AMP from the Wharton Business School. Before joining Sanitas, he had held various director positions in Acerinox, the Telefónica Group and Carrefour.
Ricardo Villela Marino
Partner of Itaú Unibanco and CEO for Itaú Latam operations
He is an engineer from University of São Paulo, with an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management and a thesis on Managing The Family Business from Harvard Business School, USA.
He began his career in Banco Credit Comerciale of France (CCF). Afterwards, he was hired by Banco de Investimentos Garantia (CSFB), where he worked with fixed income and equity markets.
He also had an international career experience with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (New York and London), where he was a portfolio manager for Emerging Markets (EMEA, Asia ex-Japan and Latina America).
Before assuming the current challenge at Banco Itaú, Ricardo was responsible for creating the Business Intelligence division of Itaucard, for running the Derivatives Desk, for managing Itaú´s US$ 5 bi middle-market credit portfolio and also for its domestic Mortgage business.
Ricardo is also president of Instituto PDR and member of the following boards: Banco Itaú Unibanco Holding Financeira, MIT Sloan School of Management Latin America and VISA Latam Advisory Board.
Chairman VINCI Airports
He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (X 89), the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Ponts 94) and holder of an MBA. Consultant to the World Bank in 1994, he held various positions in the Ministry of Public Works between 1995 and 2002, in DDE (Departmental Infrastructure Agencies) and as a member of the cabinet of French Minister for Transportation and Infrastructure (2000 to 2002).
He joined VINCI in 2002 as Head of Operations for Cofiroute, before joining VINCI Concessions in 2004 as Director of Business Development, France. In February 2008, he was appointed Chairman of VINCI Airports and became a member of the Executive Committee of VINCI Concessions. On September 17th 2013, VINCI Airports finalized the acquisition of 100% of Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA) with Portuguese government. With this acquisition of all Portuguese airports, Nicolas Notebaert has been appointed Member of the Board of ANA. He is also Chairman of the Airports’ du Grand Ouest Concession Company since 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Cambodia Airports since 2014.
He is also member of ACI Europe.
CEO of ADPM (Aéroports de Paris Management)
In 2004, he joined Aéroports de Paris, where he was Director of Financial Operations in charge of preparing the Group’s 2006 flotation on the stock exchange. In 2008, he negotiated the industrial alliance between Aéroports de Paris and Schiphol Group before becoming head of the Hub Télécom subsidiary. Subsequently, he led Masternaut, Europe’s leading company for vehicle tracking and fleet management.
In 2013, Mr Dupeyron joined the Prime Minister’s office to run the Programme des Investissements d’Avenir (Investing in the Future Programme), which promotes the digital economy, under the responsibility of Louis Gallois.
Since February 2014 he is the CEO of Aéroports de Paris Management, the 100%- subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris dedicated to investing and operating airports outside of Paris.
Superintendent of Securities and Insurance
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).
Francisco Pérez Mackenna
Chief Executive Officer of Quiñenco
Chairman of the Board of the Bolsa Electrónica de Chile
Director of IFA
For 16 years she worked at Exxon Minerals Chile, United States, Australia, Singapure, Indonesia among others in different managements: Finance, Strategic Management and Organizational Development.
In 2003, she held the position of Corporate Manager of the National Mining Society.
Since 2005 until now Monica is General Manager of Association of Mutual Funds Administrators of Chile.
Se chaired the Iberoamerican Federation of Investment Funds (FIAFIN) for two consecutive terms and currently holds a seat on its Board
Since 2007 she is Director of IFA (International Investment Funds Association).
Chairman of the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile
Mr. Parrado was the former International Financial Coordinator and advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Finance of Chile between 2007 and May 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 particularly important to develop and promote the international code and principles of best practices for SWFs
Segismundo Schulin-Zeuthen Serrano
President of the Banking Association (ABIF)
He began his career in the paper and cellulose sector. In 1985 he entered the banking circuit, and acted as General Manager and President of the Bank of Chile, and President of Banco Estado.
He has also occupied the role of Director of VISA International, VISA Inc., SONDA, Innovant Plc, ESSBIO, ICARE, Constructora Almagro, and COMPBANC.
President of BancoEstado
Between 1997 and 2000, he acted as Political Economy coordinator for the Ministry of Finance. Between 2000 and 2003, he occupied the positions of research manager and chief economist at Banco BBVA.
From 2003 to 2006, he worked as a regulator for AFPs, management-structures for Chilean pension funds. From 2007 to 2010 he acted as a Securities and Insurance Superintendent, and as president of the Emerging Markets’ Committee of the International Organization of Securities’ Commissions (IOSCO).
Between 2010 and 2013 he worked as a consultant in the areas of economics, finance, and pension-funds, for countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Belice, Kenya, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, and Paraguay, as well as for several companies in Chile.
He is a member of the Advisory Council of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), a member of the Advisory Council of the Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates (ESCA), and a member of the Advisory Council of the EfromovichSilva investment fund with headquarters in Colombia.
He has been a professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Chile, at the Institute of Economics of the Catholic University of Chile, and at the University Torcuato di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Furthermore, he has written on themes such as macroeconomics, and pensions and finance. His last book, “The Alternative Model”, published in 2013, was a commercial success.
Eugenio Von Chrismar
General Manager of BCI
A graduate in civil engineering (University of Santiago), Eugenio has completed several specialised courses, such as Managerial Administration at Harvard, a Postgraduate in Top Company Management at the University of the Andes, and a Specialisation program for top executives at the London Business School.
Some notable features of his career include 12 years at Citibank, in Chile and Mexico, where he was Head of Finance and Director of Investment Banking.
Furthermore, he was a member of Citibank’s Latin America Task Force, and its Policy Committee, Corporate Finance, and Human Resources departments.
Later on, he worked for Bank of America in Mexico, where amongst other managerial roles, he was in charge of Investment Banking.
Superintendence of Pensions of Chile
Since August 2014, Mrs. Agnic is Superintendent at the Superintendence of Pensions, an organism that belongs to the public sector, whose mission is to defend, protect and safeguard the interests of the users of pension system and unemployment insurance, while safeguarding the proper delivery of benefits and security of the funds managed.
From 2009 to 2012 Mrs. Agnic was Director of Financial Analysis Unit (UAF), a public organization responsible of prevent in Chile, money laundering and the terrorist financing. In 2012 she also was Chairman pro tempore of the Financial Action Group of South America (GAFISUD). Between 2004 and 2009 worked as the coordinator of Financial Ministry departments, and previously she held several roles in the Superintendent of Health.
In legislative terms, she played a key role as promoter of laws related to anti-money laundering, the criminal liability of companies and other financial and economic organizations. She also has participated in international committees of the Security Council UN, speaker in international forums and consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
As part of her academics activities, she is a professor at the Universidad Católica de Chile, and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
President of the Pension Fund Managers’ Trade Association
María Eugenia Wagner
Director of Corporate Affairs, MetLife Chile
Her first public sector position involved risk-categorisation, within the Securities and Insurance Superintendency. Later on she moved to the fishing company Friosur, where she worked as a consultant, and head of finance between 1988 and 1991.
Between 2000 and 2006 she was undersecretary to Nicolas Eyzaguirre, at the Ministry of Finance. During the same period she was the director of the state-owned railway company, Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado. During Michelle Bachelet’s first mandate, she was involved in an institutional modernization project, pertaining to the Ministry of Public Works, and acted as director of Accounting and Finance within the same Ministry.
From 2008 to 2009 she was director of Planning and Development at Hogar del Cristo. Until 2010 she was president of the board of the Chilean Mint.
In 2014 she became director of corporate affairs at MetLife Chile, the parent company of MetLife Insurance, and ProVida AFP.
Juan Benavides Feliu
President of AFP Habitat
He is currently President of AFP Habitat, Glasstech and President of Icare´s of Finance and Business.
Macroeconomic Coordinator of the Minister of Finance of Chile
President of the Board, Inbest
He is on the board of several non-profit organisations. As well as presiding over the board at InBest, he is also the President of AmCham’s financial committee, a member of the consultative committee of the University of Chile’s department of Business and Economy, and Finance Professor at the University of Chile.
His previous role was Regional Finance Manager for Enersis, where he was also active in the Business Development department, and as Controller. Before that, he was Finance Manager for Endesa Chile, and for Smartcom, Endesa Spain’s telecommunications’ subsidiary. Prior to those positions, he acted as the Trading Desk Manager for a stockbroking company. He was ranked as “The Best Commercial Engineer of the University of Chile 2006”. His peers selected him as “CFO of the year” in 2010 (Revista Capital Magazine), and he was also described as “one of the best Chilean CFOs in Investor Relations 2012”, by Lira.
Guillermo read commercial engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and completed an MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). From 2006 he has acted as the General Director and partner at IM Trust, a leading financial corporation in Chile, established in 1985. Before occupying his present position, he worked for Grupo Santander from 1994 to 2006, starting out as Head of Equity Research. During this time, the magazine Institutional Investor elected Grupo Santander as the best industry analyst in Chile for two years in a row. He moved on to occupy the position of Head of Equity Capital Markets, and in 2000 he was made Director General of Santander Investment. He has sat on the board of AFP Bansander (now AFP Capital). Today he is a board member of the Santiago Electronic Stock Exchange, of the Depósito Central de Valores (a public offerings’ securities deposit mechanism), of CFR Pharmaceuticals, and is the President of ICARE’s Finance and Business group.
Jaime de la Barra
Partner, Senior Investment Strategist and Regional Head of Business Development at Inbest
He is a professor of Capital Markets and Financial Institutions at the University of the Andes, and Founding Partner and Director of InBest. He was one of the Founders of the Chilean Investment Fund Managers’ Association (ACAFI), of which he acted as President. He has more than 28 years of experience in Latin America’s investment industry.
Mr de la Barra is a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and holds an MBA (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Director at Inbest
Director at Inbest
He was head of investment at AFP Curprum, commercial vice-president of Citigroup Chile and held various executive positions at Grupo Santander. He has been a professor of Accounting, Finance and Investment at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, at the University of the Andes, and at the University for Development. He is currently general manager of AFP Cuprum.