Under–Secretary for International Economic Relations
Rodrigo Yáñez Benítez
Since March 2018, Mr. Rodrigo Yáñez served as Director General of International Economic Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. He led an intense bilateral agenda of negotiations for new agreements and the modernization of older instruments. In that position he also had an active participation in multilateral trade forums such as APEC, Pacific Alliance, OECD, WTO, as well as his role as Sherpa in the G20, representing the interests of Chile.
Prior to his new position, in 2015 he worked as Director of Financial Advisory Services at Deloitte where he led the Business Intelligence and Anticorruption, Compliance & Regulatory Advisory service lines. He was ranked by Chambers & Partners Latin America 2018 as a Leading Practitioner in the field of Compliance.
Mr. Yáñez was also a member of the Panel on Public Works Concessions (2014-2018); Board Member of Chile's Public Enterprise System (2013-2014); and International Cooperation Agency Board (2012-2014).
During President Piñera's previous administration (2010-2014), Rodrigo Yáñez served as Senior Advisor on international and regulatory affairs to the Presidency of the Republic, where among his duties he developed foreign policy proposals and oversaw the implementation of domestic policy initiatives for different Ministries.
Mr. Yáñez holds a Law Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and a Master's of Science in Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).