Lawyer from the Universidad de Chile.
Founder of the Renovación Nacional party, a group he presided from 1990 to 1996. He was a member of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies from 1994 to 1998 and a State senator from 2006 to 2011, when he was appointed Minister of Defense during President Sebastián Piñera’s first term in office. He was Senator for Santiago from 2014 to July 2020, when he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
He was a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) based in Washington DC and Director of Development and first Dean of the School of Government at the Adolfo Ibañez University.
A quote on the subject:
“Chile has commit itself to reach carbon neutral by 2050: a goal driven by the fact that climate change is imposing a serious threat to humanity. A strong vision, political will, country´s natural conditions and a modern regulatory framework are the main conditions that allows Chile to be in the front line of a green revolution.”