La Cámara es miembro de ABICC, (Asociación de Cámaras Bi-nacionales en el Sur de la Florida),
y de CAMACOL (Cámara de Comercio Latina), entre otras, lo que permite co-patrocinar eventos
en conjunto con otras entidades similares, lo cual en definitiva, permite a sus miembros
ampliar las posibilidades y oportunidades de interactuar y generar negocios con una
gran variedad de otros profesionales y empresas.
Chilean Chambers in the US
Patricio was born in Santiago de Chile, where he studied Economics at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Chile; obtaining the academic degree of Bachelor in Economics and Professional Degree in Business Administration with a major in Economics. After completing his post graduate studies in Social and Economic Cost Benefit Evaluation of Investments Projects he worked briefly in the National Planning Office of Chile (ODEPLAN).
In late 1976 he joined LAN CHILE as a Planning Analyst and later was promoted to Director of Planning, VP of Planning and finally in 1981 to the position of President and CEO of the airline.
In LAN Patricio produced the strongest change experienced by the company to address the severe economic crisis that crossed the company. Lead the process of closing the company created in 1929 and founded from January 1, 1984 what today is LAN Airlines. This radical transformation gave the expected results and the new company began producing profits from first day, laying a solid foundation for what is now LAN Airlines, an example of efficiency and service as airline worldwide.
Later in 1989, Patricio leads the privatization of the company since LAN needed external capitalization to grow in a market that had multiple opportunities. Upon completion of this process was invited by the owners of airline LADECO working as an advisor of the Board in Strategic Planning and Reorganization (1990-1992).
He was also President of the International Air Transport Association in Latin America, AITAL, now known as ALTA for a period of five years (1985-1989), producing the first structural transformation of this Association implementing an ambitious program of operational savings to its members equivalent to 1% of their costs over three years.
Patricio became involved with IATA first as Member of the Board of Governors (1986-1989). Which in turn was Chairman (1987-1988) and Chaiman of the Executive Committee (1987-1988) and Chairman of the Chair Committee. In 1990 he founded his own company in Chile specialized in Consulting Aviation and Tourism, PSC Corp. Since 1992, represent IATA in Latin America as Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean. In September 2003, he left his private consulting firm to join the team full time IATA, being appointed Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean stationed in Miami, USA.
In 2013 he received the Fuerza Aerea de Chile Medal “Orden al Merito Aeronautico de Chile”
In 1998 founded Wings of Change the summit of the Aviation Conferences in the Americas
In 2002 was the founder of AeroLatinNews the main aviation journal in Latin America,
In 2014 he retired from IATA and founded his consulting firm AeroNex in Miami, USA where it operates currently advising airlines, airports and governments in matters of Aviation and Connectivity.
In August 2015, Patricio is appointed as President of the Chile-USA Chamber of Commerce
CHILE-US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2018-2020
I will commit my time to participate in the Chile-US Chamber of commerce monthly meetings.
Also, I will be very happy to participate in committees that will promote trade between Chile & the U.S.
I will help to motivate younger Chileans to participate and become members of the Chamber of Commerce. Sports events would be a great tool for recruiting new members.
In addition, as a longtime member of the Chile-US Chamber of Commerce I consistently support and already participate in most of the activities.
Lastly, in my experience the Chamber of Commerce is a great platform for Chilean companies to connect with established U.S companies. A great objective will be to promote my experience and help recruit more companies and individuals that would be beneficiated by becoming members.
SUR VALLES WINE GROUP
Sur Valles Wine Group, Managing Director North America (September 2009-Until today)
• 7th largest winery from Chile
• Started almost from scratch in the U.S to become the 3rd largest winery in volume from Chile in the U.S
• #1 winery from Chile in the cruise industry with presence in Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Disney Cruises, etc. (opened this division from Miami office).
• Opened the market of Central America and Mexico where the winery is already top 8
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, OHIO
Bachelor in Business Administration at The University of Toledo, Ohio (2002-2006)
Double Major in Marketing & International Business
MBA in Finance @ The University of Toledo, Ohio (2006-2008)
Awards and Acknowledgements
Chile-U.S Executive of the year 2017 by the Chile-US Chamber of Commerce
I support with the “Cristobal Toral Tennis scholarship” in my city of Curico @ the Club de Tenis Zapallar.
The main objective is to expose young kids with tennis & allow them to learn the respect for sports
Married with Sara Valles, also a member of the Chile-US Chamber of commerce and expecting our first child in December 2018.
When in Chile, I like to visit my family in Curico and spend time at our family Hotel Puerto Viejo, Llico
#1 in Chile in Junior Doubles (2000)
#2 in Chile in Junior Singles (2000)
#5 in South American Junior Davis Cup Championship in Rio de Janeiro (2000)
Received a Tennis Scholarship @ The University of Toledo, Ohio (NCAA Division I school 2002)
Best Newcomer of the year (2002-2003)
Leadership award (2003-2004)
Captain of the Team (2004-2005)
Graduate Assistant Coach Women’s Team @ The University of Toledo (2006-2008)
Alejandro M. Jerez
Alejandro is a Private Wealth Advisor in charge of the Heritage Financial Consultants, LLC office in Miami. He helps manage the financial planning solutions for his clients, whether families or corporations. He is committed to offering customized solutions, and firmly believes in providing diligent service and educating his clients for involvement in the decision-making process.
Alejandro graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with Concentrations in Finance and Marketing. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and has obtained the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation administered by the Investments and Wealth Institute in conjunction with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is licensed for Life, Health and Annuities.
Alejandro was born in Santiago, Chile and currently resides in Miami, FL. His hobbies include basketball, tennis, travel, and spending time with family.
Alejandro es un Private Wealth Advisor, encargado de Heritage Financial Consultants, LLC en Miami. Ayuda a manejarle los planes financieros completos a sus clientes, sean familias o empresas. Él ofrece soluciones personalizadas, y cree en proveer servicio diligente y educar a sus clientes para que estén activos en el proceso de tomar decisiones.
Alejandro se graduó Magna Cum Laude del Wharton School of Business de la Universidad de Pennsylvania con un título Bachelor of Science en Finanzas y Marketing. Es un practicante CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ y obtuvo la designación Certified Private Wealth Advisor® administrada por Investments & Wealth Institute en conjunto con el Booth School of Business de la Universidad de Chicago. Además, tiene las licencias FINRA Series 7 y 66 de inversiones y también licencia para Life, Health, y Annuities.
Alejandro nació en Santiago, Chile y ahora vive en Miami, FL. Le gusta el basquetbol, tenis, viajar, y estar con su familia.
Industrial Engineer, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, is currently collaborating in the formation of FlyKargo, dedicated to the managed air cargo transportation. He is also dedicated to the formation of Traltek, a startup focused in the development of wireless sensing and controlling solutions for industrial applications. He spent 11 years working for Komatsu in the Mining business, focused in the support of customers and their needs across Latin America.
2018 – Current FLYKARGO
Team member in a startup dedicated to the air cargo business. The responsibilities include the elaboration of the financial model, determining sensitivities and best strategies for a successful outcome.
2017 – Current TRALTEK
Co-founder of a startup dedicated to the development of wireless enabled sensing and controlling solutions for industrial applications.
2006 – 2017 KOMATSU
2009 – 2017 Distributor Support Engineer at Komatsu Holding South America Miami, USA
Expat assignment at the Miami subsidiary, responsible for the support of mining customers on the northern part of Latin America. The responsibilities included the support and field assistance of multiple mine sites within Mexico, Colombia, and the Caribbean.
2006 – 2008 Product Support Engineer at Komatsu Cummins Chile Santiago, Chile
Responsible for the support of mining customers within Chile and Bolivia
2003 – 2005 DICTUC S.A. Santiago, Chile
Participated in the design and development of a Chilean’s army engineering vehicle, based on the Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank.
1995 – 2002 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Santiago, Chile
Graduated Industrial Engineer, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
11/2001 Professional Practice: European Southern Observatory (ESO) – Paranal, Chile
Design of the VLT telescope’s outer azimuth track covers.
02/01– 07/01 Exchange Program: University of New South Wales – Sydney, Australia
Roberto Gatica, originally from Mexico joined International Finance Bank in 2015 and is the Senior Vice President of International Preferred Banking
With over 25 years of experience in International Corporate, Institutional and Private Banking, in the US and Latin-American markets. He began his career in 1993 in Mexico working with several domestic and international banks as Citibank, Banco Santander and Wells Fargo. In 2003 he moved to Miami to be part for more than 12 years with the Chilean based bank Banco de Credito e Inversiones (Bci) as Commercial Managing Director for its US Branch.
Mr. Gatica has an extensive experience in International Businesses due to living in several LATAM countries, which has resulted in long and close relationships with several international costumers. He has been an active member of Colombia, Chile and Mexico US-Chambers as well as a member of the Trade Finance Committee at FIBA (Florida International Bank Association).
Roberto Gatica earned a B.A in Finance as well as many specialties in different banking areas such as: Trade Finance, International Business, Advance Management Program… to name a few. He’s also been honored by the government of Chile with the Bernardo O’ Higgins Merit Medal.
Active member and past President of the Chile-US Chamber of Commerce, commitment to the Chamber and the Chilean community. Expertise in foreign trade and the financial sector between the region of Latin America with special emphasis in markets such as Chile.
Ciro Correa Lecaros nació el 9 de enero en Santiago, Chile, y se educó en el Colegio San Ignacio de
Alonso Ovalle. En el año 1950 egresó de la escuela secundaria y se dedicó a ayudar a su padre en el
manejo del Fundo Santa Rosa, en Lontué, Septima Región. Durante este tiempo fue llamado a hacer el
servicio militar, y es luego de esta etapa de su vida que el 23 de mayo de 1956 decide cambiar rumbo y
viajar a Estados Unidos, meta que logra luego de una travesía por barco hasta la Havana, desde donde
toma un avión hacia Miami, y donde consigue finalmente llegar por bus a New York, ciudad en la que
comienza su vida laboral en los Estados Unidos. Su primer trabajo fue lavando platos en el Hotel Saint
George, para luego pasar al Banco Londres, entidad en la cual trabajó desde 1956, y que dejó para ir a
trabajar en una empresa naviera chilena, Chilean Line, en el año 1958. Ese mismo año le ofrecen un
trabajo en LAN como agente de pasajes en el aeropuerto de Miami, donde permanece hasta el año
1970, fecha en la cual lo nombran agente de ventas en la oficina principal. En el año 1972 es nombrado
Gerente Distrital de Ventas para North América, posición a la que renuncia en el año 1990 al mudarse
las oficinas a New York, un traslado que no pudo aceptar por razones personales. A partir de ese
momento acepta el cargo de Gerente De Interlinea, y también mantiene un cargo como Gerente de
Ventas. Hasta el día de hoy aun trabaja con LAN -hoy LATAM- donde ocupa un cargo de Relaciones
Director de Banca Corporativa, Bci Miami desde 12/2013. Tiene 30 años de
experiencia en banca corporativa y de inversión habiendo trabajado con el Citibank, Bank of América y el
ABN AMRO / RBS en distintos roles en Asia y Latinoamérica incluyendo su último puesto de Director
General / Regional basado en México con responsabilidades sobre todas las actividades de "relationship
management", riesgo de crédito, mercado y operacional, cumplimiento, finanzas, trading, derivados,
etc. Tiene una Maestría en International Management del American Graduate School (AGSIM) y un BA
en Historia de la Universidad de Berkeley.
VP / Head of Chilean Client Coverage and Client Services, Bci Miami desde 2007, donde
encabeza las actividades de a) relationship management, b) servicio a cliente y c) internet banking
cubriendo las cuentas empresariales / corporativas chilenas, aperturas de cuentas y cierre de
inversiones. Tiene mas de 27 años de experiencia en banca corporativa dentro del mercado
estadounidense. Anterior al Bci, estuvo en varios puestos administrativos y jefaturas de departamentos
incluyendo servicio al cliente, comercio exterior, operaciones, administración de pagos de créditos para otro banco chileno en Nueva York y Miami. Ha participado en varios cursos y seminarios relacionados a la banca corporativa , atención de clientes y L/C en Nueva York y Miami.
Pablo Maluenda is a Senior Risk Management consultant for INTL FCStone Financial Inc. and holds a Series #3 license for the brokerage in futures markets in the United States. He has worked for INTL-FCStone for the last 15 years, with a total of 28 years of experience in agricultural commodities and international markets. Mr. Maluenda assist clients in the procurement and hedging process in commodities, FX and interest rates, with a focus on agricultural commodities (wheat, corn, soybean complex and palm oil) and attending clients in Latin America, Spain and Africa. In his previous job as a Marketing Specialist for U.S. Wheat Associates for the South American Region office, a position held for ten years, he helped develop export markets for US wheat exports in South America. Mr. Maluenda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso PUCV, and holds a Master in Export Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile PUC and the European Institute of International Trade in Basel, Switzerland.
Pablo Maluenda es Consultor Senior en Administración de Riesgos para la compañía INTL FCStone Inc. y cuenta con una licencia series # 3 para la intermediación en mercados de futuros en los Estados Unidos. Ha trabajado para INTL-FCStone durante los últimos 15 años y cuenta con un total de 28 años de experiencia en productos agrícolas y mercados internacionales. El señor Maluenda asiste a sus clientes en el proceso de compra, venta y cobertura de riesgo de commodities, tipo de cambio y tasas de interés, con un enfoque en productos agrícolas (trigo, maíz, soja y complejos de aceite de palma), atendiendo clientes en América Latina, España y África. En su trabajo anterior como especialista de mercados para US Wheat Associates para la oficina Regional America del Sur, cargo que ocupó durante diez años, ayudó a desarrollar mercados internacionales para las exportaciones de trigo de Estados Unidos a América del Sur. El señor Maluenda es Ingeniero Comercial y Licenciado en Ciencias de la Administración de Empresas de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso PUCV, y cuenta con un Diploma en Administración de Exportaciones de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile PUC y el Instituto Europeo de Comercio Internacional en Basilea, Suiza.
He started his banking career in Chicago with Northern Trust Company as financial analyst and was quickly assigned to structure the opening of its international bank in Miami. He was recruited by Irving Trust Company, New York, and transferred to its Miami operations where he rose to Deputy General Manager in charge of day-to-day operations. As Miami was becoming a hub for international banking, he was hired by Vereins-und-Westbank, Hamburg, Germany, to grow its trade portfolio in Latin America beyond coffee; as such, he was instrumental in developing trade portfolio in grains from Argentina, copper and fishmeal from Chile, tin from Bolivia.
Accepting the call for a new challenge, he joined a small Miami bank that had run into regulatory oversight due to increasing non-performing loans. Drawing on his credit expertise, he re-structured the portfolio and, with full Board approval, positioned the bank to concentrate in short-term trade financing that brought the bank back to profitability and removal of supervision. The bank was eventually sold with minimum loss to shareholders.
He joined Republic National Bank of Miami where he rose as head of International Banking with a staff of over 60 including lenders and Operations personnel. One of four members in Due-diligence team that reviewed banks targeted for acquisition. After the acquisition by Union Planters, he moved to domestic banking where he managed and developed significant local customer base. Upon yet another acquisition by Regions Bank he joined a former colleague in the founding of Premier American Bank where he was involved in all aspects of creation of policies, procedures, business planning, before the granting of its charter. Following the opening of the bank he was involved in business development and Board members interaction mainly in areas of Regulation O. The Bank was sold after a few years and he joined Mercantil Commercebank as senior C&I business developer.
University of Kansas, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
University of Kansas, MBA, concentration in Finance and Behavioral Science
Founding member and Board of Directors Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors - Florida International Banking Association (FIBA)
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Guardian Ad-Litem Volunteer
North Bay Village – Co-Chair Citizens Budget and Oversight Board
North Bay Village – Board member of Business Development Advisory Board
Director de Operaciones del hotel Courtyard by Marriott Miami Dadeland. Con más de 10 años de experiencia en hotelería, encargado de la operación diaria del hotel además de las funciones financieras.
Graduado de Inacap (Santiago, Chile) de la carrera Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.
La razón principal por la que quiero participar en la cámara son las ganas de presentar nuevas ideas y ayudar con los actuales proyectos que se enfocan en ayudar a la comunidad chilena en Miami, y así de esta forma, hacer crecer las redes de contactos para todos los participantes.
With more than 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry.
Mr. Castro has successfully served as Commercial Director of LAN Airlines, with 18 years in company:
▪ With headquarters in Miami-Usa, his greatest achievement was to form and lead a sales team that was able to gain profitable market share in the United States and Canada to the South American markets, also from the USA, he was responsible for the generation of sales in the markets of Asia, Caribbean and Central America; this was done, leading the Sales and Marketing Process and Management of sales.
▪ Headquartered in Lima, Peru, his greatest achievement as a Commercial Director, was to participate in the team that develop the Lan Airline project in Peru, consolidating its operation through its subsidiary LANPERU. In this country, Mr. Castro developed strong ties with the industry in general and in particular with airlines, tour operators, travel agencies and Government, acting as President of the AETAI (Association of international airlines of Peru) for two consecutive terms.
-Headquartered in Santiago and on his return back to Chile in 2005, Mr. Castro successfully served as Sales and Customer Service Director for Turismo Cocha (the largest travel agency in Chile), leading the Sales Process and Management of sales, for a period of 6.5 years.
-January 2012 to October 2016, as an independent:
o GSA (General Sales Agent) for Marriott International, in Chile.
o GSA (General Sales Agent) for Ritz Carlton Hotels, The Edition and Bvlgari Hotels in Chile.
o Founding Partner of Online Travel Agency: www.vuelavuela.travel.
o Founding Partner of Meetliquid Chile-Digital Marketing (company related to digitals transformation processes).
o Representing director in Chile for Chile-US Chamber of Commerce based in Miami
o Other projects related to the travel and tourism industry sector.
-October 2016 Mr. Castro, based in the US, joined Cruceros Australis S.A. (Chile), as Sales Director North America.
-Mr. Castro is a commercial engineer, with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Diego Portales.
Nacida en Chile con nacionalidad Sur y Norte Americana
Social worker y economista Urbana de la universidad Católica de Chile
En el año 1998 fui representante de la cámara inmobiliaria Chilena para el Mercosur donde me tocó firmar el acuerdo de cooperación conjunta entre Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brasil y Chile.
1999 Fui expositora de proyectos de urbanismo en Santiago de en convención internacional de Realtor.
El 2001nos trasladamos con mi familia a vivir a Usa y me designaron como la representante de la la Cámara Inmobiliaria Chilena para Estados Unidos y el Caribe.
El 2001 obtuve mi liscencia de Realtor
2008 Broker fundadora de Core Internacional Realty
A la fecha la oficina trabaja en varias áreas
En la administración a de propiedades de subsidio gubernamental en Miami y Detroit.
Tenemos desarrollos urbanísticos en varios proyectos en North Carolina en la zona de Asheville