The Undersecretary of International Economic Affairs Claudia Sanhueza Riveros has a degree in Economics, a degree in Business Engineering and a Master in International Economics and Economic Growth from the University of Chile. She also has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Her professional career began in 2004 as an Associate Researcher at the Microdata Center, at the Economics Department of the University of Chile. In 2007 she joined the faculty of Alberto Hurtado University´s School of Economics and Business, where she also served as the academic director of the Georgetown and Alberto Hurtado universities Applied Economics (MAPE) Master's program. Between 2007 and 2008, Claudia Sanhueza worked as a member of the Equity and Labor Presidential Advisory Commission, during Michelle Bachelet´s first government.
In 2011, and until 2018, she was a lecturer and researcher at the Diego Portales University´s Institute of Public Policies, where she became the academic director of the Public Policies Master's of the same university. In 2014 she joined the Cohesion and Social Conflict´s Center of Studies as a researcher. Between 2014 and 2015 she was a member of the Chilean Pension System´s Presidential Advisory Commission, during the Michelle Bachelet´s second government, which became the Pension Advisory Council´s president in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, she founded and directed the Universidad Mayor´s Economics and Social Policy Center, where she worked until 2022.
On March 11, 2022, she assumed as Undersecretary of Finance of the President Gabriel Boric´s government, a position that she held until March 10, when she was appointed Undersecretary of International Economic Affairs (SUBREI) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.
Day 1: Wednesday 8 November 2023