Business Administrator with a minor in Economics from the Universidad de Concepción. Master of Arts in Economics, Ilades/Georgetown, 1990. Has had the opportunity to contribute to different parts of the economy: guild associations (director of Studies of the Chamber of Production and Commerce of Concepción, 1987-8); public sector non-profit organizations (under the Secretary of Finance, 2006-10) and the private sector (Vice President of external affairs of Metales Base, BHP Billiton since 2010).