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Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency

The Ministry Secretary General of the Presidency is the highest-level government advisory institution and is responsible for using a variety of initiatives to facilitate and coordinate development and fulfillment of the administration’s program and legislative agenda.

Cristián Monckeberg

MINISTER SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PRESIDENCY

Mr Monckeberg obtained his law degree from Universidad Gabriela Mistral and his master’s degree in law from Universidad de Navarra (Spain). 

He has a long career in public service. In the Congressional elections of December 2005, he was elected deputy for District 23, which covers the municipalities of Las Condes, Lo Barnechea and Vitacura, for the period 2006-2010. He was re-elected to this role 3 times. During his period as deputy, he was a member of the standing committees on Constitution, Legislation and Justice, Public Works, Transport and Telecommunications, Public Security and Drugs.

Then, in May 2014. He was elected president of the Renovación Nacional (RN) party, and re-elected to that post in December 2016.

In 2018, he took on the role of Housing and Urban Development Minister in President Sebastián Piñera's administration and was then appointed Social Development and Family Minister, a post he served in until he was appointed Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency.

Juan José Ossa

UNDERSECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PRESIDENCY

Mr. Ossa holds a Law Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master in Laws (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a partner at the law firm Ovalle, Ossa, Gazzana & Bulnes and a professor of Civil Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica’s Law School.

He has vast experience advising companies on civil, commercial and constitutional litigation as well as free markets before ordinary, arbitration and special courts.  Between November 2012 and March 2014, he served as the National Director of the National Consumer Service (SERNAC), taking part in several class action lawsuits before national courts.

He has worked as an associate with the law firms Carey y Cía. (2004-2006) and Bulnes, Pellegrini & Urrutia (2006-2007). He was a partner with Eyzaguirre, Burlé, Montes y Ossa Abogados from 2008 to 2015. Mr. Ossa is an active member of the Renovación Nacional party and has been a regular panel member for Radio Cooperativa, Radio Futuro and Tele13 Radio. He is a member of the Disciplinary Board of the National Professional Football Association (ANFP).

Mr. Ossa is married to Carmen Lyon and the couple has three children.

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