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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.

Claudio Alvarado

General Secretariat of the Presidency Minister

Claudio Alvarado has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the Valparaíso Business School, Fundación Adolfo Ibáñez, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. He was the Director of Finance of the municipality of Ancud (1983), Director of the Municipal Education Administration Department of Castro (1984), and was appointed Mayor of the municipality of Quemchi between June 1985 and December 1986.

He was elected independent representative of the district of Chiloé and Palena in the Los Lagos Region and also served as Unión Demócrata Independiente party leader during that period (2008-2010).

Mr. Alvarado has served as advisor on corporate matters for private companies. He was the President of the Chilean Food Safety Agency and a sales executive at Banco BCI in Puerto Montt and Ancud from 1988 to 2003, always focusing on the southern part of the country.

During President Piñera’s first administration, he was Undersecretary General of the Presidency from 2010 to 2014. In 2012, he added the role of President of the General Internal Government Audit Council (Consejo de Auditoria Interna General de Gobierno, CAIGG). He was also a member of the Congressional Allocations Council representing the Chamber of Deputies.

Mr. Alvarado is married to Ángela María Andrade and the couple has four children.

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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