Bernardo Larrain Matte

Vice-Chairman, Grupo Matte

President of SOFOFA – Federation of Chilean Industry Bernardo is SOFOFA´s president since May 2017. SOFOFA is Chile´s premier business organization, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level. 170 of Chile´s largest firms and 70 trade associations are members of SOFOFA, overall representing more than 4.000 firms of different sizes and sectors of the economy nation-wide. He also represents Chile as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and of the Pacific Alliance Business Advisory Council. Bernardo is member of the Board of Colbún S.A., one of Chile´s largest Power Generation companies with operations in Chile and Peru. Before he was Chairman of the Board (2012-2017) and CEO (2005 – 2012). He also seats in the board of Puertos y Logística S.A. (logistic and port operations) and Minera Valparaíso (Holding Company of the Matte Group, one of Chile´s largest business conglomerates). Bernardo is a member of the Board of Hogar de Cristo, Chile´s largest non for profit organization. Bernardo graduated in Business Administration from the Universidad Católica de Chile (1989), and holds a MSc. in Management from Stanford University (2005), and a MSc. in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics (1992). Mr. Larraín is 52 years old, married, and has 3 children.

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