Rodrigo Yáñez Benítez, Director General of International Economic Affairs (DIRECON) – Vice Minister of Trade.
Rodrigo Yáñez was appointed Director General of International Economic Affairs (DIRECON) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 11, 2018.
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).
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.
Prior to his new position, 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).