Cristián Rodriguez Chiffelle

Luksic Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center, Harvard University

Cristián Rodríguez-Chiffelle ’13 is Senior Advisor in Boston Consulting’s Group Global Advantage practice, based out of Boston, Massachusetts, and a visiting scholar and Luksic Fellow at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Before joining BCG, Cristián served as CEO of InvestChile (the nation’s foreign investment promotion agency) and held positions as head of international trade and investment policy at the World Economic Forum, senior international consultant at the inter-American Development Bank, and trade and environment lead negotiator at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. As a trade diplomat, he negotiated Chile’s free trade agreements, and served as Chile’s delegate to WTO, OECD, APEC, UNCTAD and the UNFCCC.

Cristián also currently serves on several boards including at the Chilean National Development Agency (CORFO), Start-Up Chile, the global Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), Chapter Zero Chile, and the advisory board to Harvard’s Academic Forum for the New Chilean Constitution. He is also a member of the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) Geneva, a WTO/trade think-tank.

Cristián holds an LL.B from the University of Concepción, Chile, a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Harvard Law School, a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard Kennedy School and a Masters in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum. He recently published (London, December 2023) “The Elgar Companion to the World Trade Organization,” a major co-edited book focusing on trade and investment facilitation, trade and environment, digitalization and geopolitical tensions.

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