He is a civil Industrial Engineer of Universidad Técnica del Estado, today Universidad de Santiago de Chile. For 17 years he was an executive of Codelco, of which 7 years were spent in London, United Kingdom, where he oversaw the commercial office of the copper company. During that period, he became a member of the board of directors of the London Metal Exchange (LME) between 1990-1993, a position he reached by a vote of the 200 members of that market. Towards the end of the 1990s, he left the state-owned company to join Antofagasta Minerals, where he became CEO at the end of 2004 and remained in the position until 2012. In the middle of that same year, he became president in Chile of the multinational solar energy company Millennium Energy Industries.
The opportunities that are presented for Chile to become a developed country, due to the resources it could generate for the State, via tax collection, copper, lithium and green hydrogen.
According to the Climatescope 2019, our country appears in the No. 2 place, because it has wind and photovoltaic resources.