Perfiles Económicos Asia Pacífico 2017

Perfiles Económicos Asia Pacífico 2017 presents an analysis of the most recent and relevant macroeconomic events as well as the forecasts of the main economies of the Asia Pacific region.

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Financial Integration in the Pacific Alliance

With a joint USD 1.8 trillon GDP, the Pacific Alliance is the eighth largest economy in the world. Their market integration is critical for its definitive take-off.

Access the library of analysis and presentations produced since the first forum in 2015.



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icon_blanco What we do

The Foundation serves as Secretariat for the Chilean chapter of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and as sherpa for the Chilean Business Council of the Pacific Alliance. In addition, it conducts research, seminars and international conferences to further raise interest and knowledge about the Pacific Rim.

APEC Logo - Chile Pacific Foundation work area

APEC is the Asia-Pacific region intergovernmental economic cooperation forum. Government actions in both APEC Summits and technical working groups are complemented with the participation of the academia and the private sector.

APEC academic participation is channeled through the APEC international network of Study Centers–APEC Study Center Consortium (ASCC). In 1995, the Chilean government appointed the Chile Pacific Foundation as its APEC Study Center.

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ABAC is composed by three corporate leaders from every APEC economy plus a number of alternate members. It is a business council of the highest level, reporting directly to APEC Government Leaders. Once a year, during the corresponding Leaders’ Summit, ABAC members meet for a working session called ABAC Dialogue with leaders,which is unique in its genre.

The Chile Pacific Foundation was promptly considered to represent the National Secretariat of the Chilean APEC Chapter. Thistask implementation has been characterized by a smooth dialogue between APEC and ABAC-Chile official bodies.

  • 3 keys for APEC economies in times of uncertainty

    The unprecedented combination of major political events witnessed throughout the past year and so far in 2017 set up a stage where global economic uncertainty sits at its record in 20 years. Such is the sentiment that reigned a couple of weeks ago […]

  • IV ABAC meeting, Lima, Peru: Financial Integration

    Members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Chilean chapter Alberto Salas, Francisco Garcés, Bernardo Larraín and Richard von Appen were actively involved in the Fourth ABAC meeting held in Lima, Peru. […]


Global Macroeconomic Outlook

Dr. Richard Cantor
Chief Risk Officer of Moody’s Corporation
Chief Credit Officer for Moody’s Investors Service

Throughout its history, the Foundation has been characterized for the Latin American dimension of its work in linking it to the Asia – Pacific region. From the beginning of the decade of the 90’s it has worked together with the Government and businessmen supporting Colombia’s aspiration to join the APEC Forum; it has also worked for the development and strengthening of the Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), the potential of which has not been wholly utilized by the member countries. Another example of the work on Latin American links carried out by the Foundation is the large meeting of PECC XII in 1997. Invited to this forum were the President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Guido DiTella, who were present at the meeting accompanied by important delegations from their countries.

Currently, this effort is directed mainly towards promoting the Pacific Alliance’s plans through activities of publicizing, analyses and proposals of policies in Chile and abroad, with articles, technical papers, conferences, speeches, and other activities.

  • The Takeoff of the Pacific Alliance

    Despite its relative youth, barely five years old, the Pacific Alliance has shown a degree of maturity and commitment to economic and commercial integration that has made it one of the most attractive integration processes in the world. To date, 52 […]

  • Partners of the Foundation sign an agreement boosting youth employability

    With the presence of more than 1,400 guests, the Pacific Alliance Agreement for Youth Employability was signed yesterday May 31 . The agreement is an initiative that brings together 38 companies with the objective of opening 18,000 job vacancies to […]

  • Second Financial Integration Meeting of the Pacific Alliance

      The Second Financial Integration Meeting of the Pacific Alliance held on April 28, 2017 in Lima, focused on identifying viable short-term strategies to deepen financial integration, which could be presented to the Pacific Alliance […]


Integración financiera en América Latina

Documento de la serie: "En Ruta hacia la Integración"  Integración Financiera en América Latin Realidades, desafíos y propuestas estratégicas Guillermo Larraín Ríos BID - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo Este informe, que inicia una serie que se denominará “En Ruta...

The Fundación Chilena del Pacífico is the Chilean chapter of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) established by tripartite National Committees (comprised of academics and representatives of the respective public and private sectors). As such, the Executive Director of the Foundation has the title of Chairman of CHILPEC (Chilean National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation), heading the Chilean participation in this entity that generates, analyzes, debates and makes public proposals for the integration and cooperation of the countries in the Pacific Basin.

  • PECC Standing Meeting (sept. 2016)

    Chile Pacific Foundation executive director Loreto Leyton participated in the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Standing Committee annual meeting in Yangzhou, China, in September 26-28. […]


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icon_blanco Events

Second Forum on Financial Integration in the Pacific Alliance
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icon_blanco News

  • The Korean Spirit of Innovation

    Today, Korea projects an image of a modern society and technological power, thanks to the international prestige of its products and the popularity of its pop culture. This technological and cultural progress is a natural consequence of a historical […]

  • Easter Island and a Sustainable Development Project: Toki Route

    The Easter Island community has been organized around a sustainable development project that led it to win the National Environmental Award in 2016. Such is the School of Music and Arts project, built by the Earthship Biotecture Academy. Some […]

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icon_blanco Us


Due to its geographic position, Chile has a natural projection towards the Pacific Ocean, not only political but also cultural, economic and commercial.

The Asia-Pacific Region offers important challenges and opportunities. Taking advantage of the immense means of connection across the Pacific Ocean, Chile has aspired to become a bridging country for the purpose of developing links in the political, trade and cultural areas from Asian countries to Latin America and vice-versa.

Chile’s relations with Asian countries have been permanent, intensifying as from 1990, the year in which Chile joined the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and shortly after, in 1994, when Chile joined the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Early on, Chile realized that in order to sustain and develop further its ties with the countries in the Asian Basin, it required ample and coordinated action by both public and private sector players. In fact, the structure and mode of the more important Asia Pacific forums, such as those mentioned above, required the presence of governments, businessmen, academics and members of civil society organizations.

During the government of President Eduardo Frei (father) and Carlos Figueroa the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the ex-Minister Secretary General to the Presidency, Edgardo Boeninger, was commissioned to create some sort of mixed institution capable of bringing together the public and the private sectors in order to strengthen ties with Asia Pacific.

After exploring different options, it was decided that the best way to achieve the purpose defined was to create a Foundation. This institution would allow for the channeling of the participation and contributions, both from government sectors and from companies and private sector businessmen.

This gave birth to the Fundación Chilena del Pacífico (Chile Pacific Foundation).



The objective of the Foundation is to develop activities in both national and international fields.

In the international field its principal objective is to support Chile’s economic, cultural and social insertion into the Pacific Basin by promoting and developing Chile’s commercial, economic, cultural, scientific, technological and social interchange with the countries that comprise it as well as other countries outside the Basin that may boost the securing of its objective.

Within the national plan, it promotes the interest in and the knowledge of the countries and the economic, social and cultural systems of the Pacific Basin by analyzing the markets, the bilateral relations and cultural projects.

It develops these activities with a close collaboration with Government entities and the private sector as well as universities and higher education centers.

The Foundation may provide advice to these economic and social plans developed with the countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

It will submit proposals in areas of promotion of the economic and social activities that might be considered and subsequently carried out. These include searching for innovation and technological responses to the needs of the country.

It will identify working areas of interest to the groups represented through the Foundation and that support Chile’s role in the Region.


About us

The Foundation was established under public deed on 2 November, 1994 before the Santiago Notary Public, Juan Ricardo San Martín and by Decree of the Ministry of Justice N° 1,606, published in the Official Gazette N° 13,468 dated 19 December 1994 it was granted its legal status and its statutes were approved.

The first meeting of the Board of Directors took place on 19 December, 1994. The corresponding minutes were converted to a public deed dated 28 December, 1994 before Santiago Notary Public, Alvaro Bianchi.

Name:Fundación Chilena del Pacífico.
Legal Address:Santiago, notwithstanding the special addresses established in other parts of Chile or abroad.
Tax ID:72.695.900-5
Type of entity:Non-profit making Private Legal Entity

It acts as a National Secretariat in some regional meetings in which Chile participates and at the same time as a complementary operating unit, as a consequence of the delegation and specific mandates from the Government of Chile, backing a long-term institutional activity.

Board Members

Honorary Advisors

Embajador Octavio Errázuriz Guilisasti

Lawyer of the University of Chile. Former Ambassador of Chile to the United Nations, former ambassador to Ecuador, USA and China. President of the Board of Directors of the San Sebastián University Extension Center

Roberto de Andraca Barbas

Commercial Engineer at the University of Chile. Vice-President of the Chilean Pacific Foundation from its foundation in 1994 until October 2017. President of the Board of Directors of CAP from year 1990 to 2017. He currently serves as Senior advisor to the Board of Directors of CAP S.A.

Manfred Wilhelmy von Wolff

Lawyer of the Catholic University of Valparaiso and Doctor of political science of Princeton University. He was executive Director of the Chilean Pacific Foundation since it was founded in 1994 until February 2016. Since April 2016 is executive Director of the Center for Advanced Studies and extension of the Catholic University of Valparaiso.


Andrónico Luksic Craig

businessman. Vice president of Banco de Chile, president of LQ Inversiones Financiales S.A., president of Quiñenco S.A., president of CCU S.A., advisor of SOFOFA and Vice-president of Compañía Sudamericana de vapors (CSAV).

Alberto Salas Muñoz

President of the Board of Directors of INACAP and Director of companies.

Claudio Elgueta Vera

Alternate Counselor. Electrician Civil Engineer. Director of the fishing company Eperva SA, de Copesca S.A., of Inversiones Siemel SA, and of corporative services Sercor SA.

Contralmirante Guillermo Lüttges Mathieu

General Director of the maritime Territory and merchant marine

Diego Yarur Arrasate

Commercial engineer P. Universidad Catolica de Chile, MBA Columbia Business School Manager of corporate and international development at Banco BCI.

Enrique Marshall Rivera

Business Administration Graduate. Board member of the Santiago Stock Exchange. Former President of Banco Estado. Former Superintendent of Banks and Financial Institutions.

Eduardo Rodríguez Guarachi

Lawyer. Socio Estudio Rodríguez y Cía. Abogados, member of the Higher council Universidad Diego Portales and Director of the Asia Pacific University Diego Portales.

Embajador Alberto van Klaveren Stork

Attorney at Law. Former Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Professor Institute of Internatioal Studies Universidad de Chile.

Fernando Reitich Sloer

Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Chairman of the Board of Directors of CAP S.A., member of the board of Directors of Invercap S. A., Cintac S.A. and Intasa. Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.

Francisco Silva Silva

Civil Engineer, Past president of the Chilean Institute of Rational Business Administration (ICARE), Chairman of the Board of Grupo Security S.A., president of the Bilateral Business Council Chile – China.

Fernando Alliende Correa

Industrial Civil Engineer of the Catholic University of Chile and Doctor of natural sciences at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Corporate Counselor of the group.

Guillermo José Turner Olea

Alternate Counselor. Gabriela Mistral University journalist. Corporate affairs manager at Empresas CMPC. Former director of the newspaper La Tercera, former Editorial director of Pulse. Former director of financial journal and Capital magazine.

Ignacio Cueto Plaza

Businessman, chairman of Latam Airlines Group S.A. Board of Directors

Iván Arriagada

Commercial engineer, Universidad Federico Santa María and Master of Science from the London School of Economics. Executive president of Antofagasta PLC.

Jorge O’Ryan

Director of ProChile. Lawyer of the Catholic University of Chile and Magister in European law of the Institute for Europe of the University of Saarland in Germany and entitled of the Diplomatic Academy Andrés Bello. Former president of the sports Club of the Catholic University and former ambassador of Chile in Germany from 2010 to 2014.

Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel Dunker

Professor of Economics Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, consultant and international advisor, President of the Fiscal Council of the Ministry of Finance, general Director of Grupo Res Pública Chile, director of AFP Habitat and advisor of transparent Chile .

Luis Felipe Gazitúa Achondo

Commercial Engineer at the University of Chile. President of Empresas CMPC S.A. and its subsidiaries. President of Almendral S.A. and Vice President of Entel S.A. Director of Minera Valparaiso S.A.

Manuel Agosin Trumper

Economist, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile.

Montserrat Galimany

Degree in statistics and bachelor degree in Human resources at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Since 1980 he works at Mitsubishi Chile Ltda., where he has held various positions, currently managing director of machinery and infrastructure.

Óscar Landerretche Moreno

Economist at the University of Chile. Chairman of Codelco's board of directors. Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chile.

Peter Morse

Alternate Counselor. Master in International Business University of Colorado. Advisor to the vice president of Banco de Chile, member of the Advisory Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.


Rodrigo Olsen

Diplomático, director de la Dirección Asia-Pacífico del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores.

Rodrigo Yáñez

Director General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales de la Cancillería. Abogado de la P. Universidad Católica de Chile y Máster en Regulación de la London School of Economics and PoliticaL Science (LSE). Ex Director de Servicios Financieros de Deloitte Chile. Fueasesor internacional y de temas regulatorios de la Presidencia (2010-2014)

Roberto Guerrero Valenzuela

Lawyer Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, MCJ School of Law New York University, partner of Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa and Errázuriz, Titular Professor of the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, former dean of the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Roberto Angelini Rossi

Industrial Civil Engineer. President of AntarChile S.A.

Ricardo Lessmann Cifuentes

Commercial engineer. President and CEO of Automotores Gildemeister S.A., president of the Chilean-Korean Chamber of Commerce A. G, Director of the National Association of Motor Vehicles, ANAC.

Raúl de la Piedra Ramírez

Alternate Counselor. Civil Engineer, Corporate Sales Manager Copper Codelco Chile.

Ronald Bown Fernández

Ingeniero Comercial de la Escuela de Negocios Adolfo Ibañez, Presidente de la Asociación de Exportadores ASOEX A.G.

Executive Comittee

Alberto Salas Muñoz (President)

Mining Engineer from Universidad de Chile. Chairman of the Chile Pacific Foundation, Chairman of the Board at Technological University of Chile (INACAP) and board member of several companies.

Fernando Reitich Sloer (First Vicepresident)

Chairman of the Board of CAP S.A., board member of Invercap S.A., Cintac S.A. and Intasa. Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.

Luis Felipe Gazitúa Achondo (Second Vicepresident)

Chairman of Empresas CMPC S.A. and subsidiary companies. Chairman of Almendral S.A. and Vice Chairman of ENTEL S.A.. Board Member of Minera Valparaíso S.A.

Francisco Garcés Garrido (Treasurer)

Business Administration Graduate. Treasurer of the Foundation. Adviser to the Vice-Presidency of Banco de Chile, Director of the International Economics Center at the Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo and Chairman of the Board of BanChile Brokers.

Loreto Leyton (Executive Director)

Former diplomat of the Chilean Foreign Service for more than 24 years, she has a deep experience in international negotiations and affairs. She served at the Chilean Embassy in Argentina, at the Mission of Chile to the United Nations and as a senior adviser to the Secretary General of the Organization of America States (OAS), Washington DC. Before leaving the diplomatic career she spent two years at the Chilean Trade Promotion Agency where she was the Executive Secretary of the Advisory Councils on Attraction of Foreign Investment and on Industry and Services.

She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Institute of High Entrepreneurial Studies of the Universidad Austral of Argentina and degrees in Geography and Geography Teaching from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Rodrigo Yáñez

General Director of International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lawyer of the P. Catholic University of Chile and Master in Regulation of the London School of Economics and PoliticsL Science (LSE). Former Director of Financial Services of Deloitte Chile. International Adviser and Regulatory Affairs of the Presidency (2010-2014)

Consejo Ejecutivo

Alberto Salas Muñoz (Presidente)

Presidente del Consejo Directivo de INACAP y Director de Empresas.

Fernando Reitich Sloer (Primer Vicepresidente)

Presidente del Directorio de CAP S.A., miembro del Directorio de Invercap S. A., de Cintac S.A. y de Intasa. Profesor de Matemáticas de la University of Minnesota.

Luis Felipe Gazitúa Achondo (Segundo Vicepresidente)

Presidente de Empresas CMPC S.A. y sus filiales. Presidente de Almendral S.A. y Vice Presidente de Entel S.A. Director de Minera Valparaíso S.A.

Francisco Garcés Garrido (Tesorero)

Ingeniero Comercial, asesor de la Vicepresidencia del Banco de Chile, Director del Centro de Economía Internacional del Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo y Presidente del Directorio BanChile Corredores de Bolsa.

Loreto Leyton (Directora Ejecutiva)

Geógrafo de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Master en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad Austral de Argentina, se ha desempeñado como funcionaria del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Gobierno de Chile en diversos cargos dentro y fuera del país, entre ellos como Primer Secretario en la misión de Chile ante las Naciones Unidas a cargo de Asuntos Sociales, Humanitarios y Culturales.

Entre 2006 y 2007 fue miembro del Gabinete del Secretario General de la OEA, José Miguel Insulza.

Ex alumna de la Academia Diplomática de Chile “Andrés Bello”, trabajó como Coordinadora Académica de dicha institución durante el año 2011.

Recientemente, formó parte del equipo ejecutivo de ProChile y de Corpgroup Interhold.

De forma paralela a su actividad laboral es miembro del Consejo Consultivo de América Solidaria.

Rodrigo Yáñez

Director General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales de la Cancillería. Abogado de la P. Universidad Católica de Chile y Máster en Regulación de la London School of Economics and PoliticaL Science (LSE). Ex Director de Servicios Financieros de Deloitte Chile. Fueasesor internacional y de temas regulatorios de la Presidencia (2010-2014)


Socios Individuales

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  • Sr. Andrés Bianchi L.
  • Sr. Gonzalo Biggs
  • Sr. Peter Hill D.
  • Sr. Juan Esteban Musalem A.
  • Sra. Drina Rendic E.
  • Sra. Yung Han Shen
  • Sr. Juan Villarzú R.

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