Senior management and administration of the Eurochile Foundation are based in a a Superior Board of Directors, consisting of fifteen members named Managing Directors and appointed by the State of Chile, through the President of the Republic. Every CEO has a Deputy CEO, appointed in the same manner as the first. Directors are appointed for four years.

The Superior Board of Directors elects among its members the President of the Foundation, who currently lies with Mr Vicente Caruz, Chilean and the Vice President, that until the first quarter of 2019 was Mr José María Castillero, from Spain.


  • Vicente Caruz

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    Vicente Caruz
    President of Eurochile Foundation. In addition, he is director of Desarrollo y Redes and a member of Sociedad de Inversiones Norte Sur and has held several positions in the financial sector. He was also a faculty member of the universities of Chile and Católica de Chile (1965-1985), and member of the boards of several institutions, including the Institute of Engineers.
  • Leopoldo Reyes

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    Leopoldo Reyes
    Business Engineer, he is Chairman of the Board of Sudamericana de Metales (Sudmetal) company, as well as director and a founding member of the center of studies of the copper (Cesco), director of the Mercator Foundation and President of the Association of Canal Users Canal Lo Hermida.
  • Manuel Bagnara

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    Manuel Bagnara
    Fishing engineer and MBA, is currently CEO of Armasur A.G., trade association comprising 80% of the Chilean merchant fleet. He also has experience in the public sector, since he was regional director of CORFO in the Region of Los Lagos.
  • Margarita Sepúlveda

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    Margarita Sepúlveda
    Business Engineering, she is manager of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, based in the city of Concepcion, in addition to teaching at the Chair of Innovation and Business Development of the career of Business Administration at the University of Concepción. She has extensive experience as a manager in companies of the Biobio region.
  • David Barrera

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    David Barrera
    Tourism entrepreneur, he owns Terrantai Lodge Hotel and president of the Association of Tourist Businesses Embark Loa. He also leads the San Pedro de Atacama's Council of Tourism of Special Interest.
  • Jorge Quintanilla

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    Jorge Quintanilla
    Accountant auditor, he is currently general manager of Coopeumo Ltda., as well as head of the accounting of the holding Fernandez Riesco. He has over fifteen years of experience in the field of auditing.
  • Gonzalo Arenas

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    Gonzalo Arenas
    Doctor of Applied Economy at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and MBA from the same University. He has been Ambassador of Chile to the European Union and Administrative General Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is visiting professor in Latin American and European universities, and author of numerous publications within his specialty.
  • Maarten Kraaijenhagen

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    Maarten Kraaijenhagen
    Dutch entrepreneur which has participated in many start-ups and, has more than 15 years of experience in business consulting in sectors, such as, minning, infrastructure, energy, technology and agro-business. Has worked for companies in Europe and Latin America like Aon, fiNext, ING Group, MSC and Heineken. Member of several boards and since 2019 he is vice-presidente of the Dutch- Chilean Chamber of Commerce. He has a degree in Business Adminstration from the University of Groening and postgraduate degrees in Information Management and Knowledge from the Friedrich Universities in Chile and Groening.
  • Rafael Sabat

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    Rafael Sabat
    Has an extensive career at Direcon department, (Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. Has been International Deputy director of Prochile, Economic Counselor of the Chilean Embassy to the European Union and Commercial director of Chile to the Netherlands and among other designations. Has taught International Business in different chilean universities and at the Diplomatic Academy. Is faculty member in History and Geography of the Universidad Metropolitana and Master of Arts in Development Studies of the Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
  • Gonzalo Salamanca

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    Gonzalo Salamanca
    Deputy Manager of Institutional Relations at Enel Chile, has held several senior positions in Communication, Corporate Social Responsability and Institutional Relations within Enel Green Power Chile and Energía Andina. Has developed several tasks at Fundación Chile and as advisor in Communication. He has a degree in Sociology from Universidad de Chile, a PhD in Sociology from Universitá degli Studi di Roma and an MBA from Instituto de la Empresa of Madrid.