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Jeannette Jara Román

LABOR AND SOCIAL SECURITY MINISTER

Born on April 23, 1974, in the municipality of Conchalí, Minister Jeanette Jara Román studied public administration at the Universidad de Santiago (USACH) and has a law degree from the Universidad Central. She is currently completing her master’s in public policy and management at USACH.

During the second period of President Michelle Bachelet (2014-2018), she served as social security undersecretary.

She has had an outstanding career as a student and social leader. She was president of the Student Federation at the Universidad de Santiago (FEUSACH) and later, while working in public administration at the Chilean Internal Revenue Service (SII), she was a union leader for SII’s Auditors Association (AFIICH) where she held various positions.

She began her political career after joining the Communist Youth of Chile (JJCC). She joined the Partido Comunista (PC) in 1999 and has been part of its Central Committee since 2015.

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Giorgio Boccardo Bosoni's portrait

Giorgio Boccardo Bosoni

LABOR UNDERSECRETARY

Giorgio Boccardo is a sociologist with a master’s in Latin American studies and a doctorate in social sciences from the Universidad de Chile.

He is a member of the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Science at the Universidad de Chile.

He is a labor researcher with vast knowledge of the labor market, labor processes, labor conflicts, and unionism in Chile and Latin America.

Over the past years he has specialized in modeling labor statistics, disqualification, automation, platform work, and teleworking, and their relations with union leaders in the public sector, in retail, and in baking.

He was president of the FECH (Students Federation of the Universidad de Chile) (2006 - 2007) and was member of the ESUP (Higher Education) Advisory Committee (2007).

He was also director of Fundación Nodo XXI (2012-2022) where he led research on labor issues, opinions on bills in the Chamber of Deputies, proposals for the convention, and spaces for dialogue and coordination with union members.

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Christian Larraín Pizarro

SOCIAL SECURITY UNDERSECRETARY

Undersecretary Larraín holds a bachelor’s degree in business with mention in economics from the Universidad de Chile. He also holds a master’s degree in economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve.

Undersecretary Larraín is a professional with vast experience in designing public policies in the financial and pension regulatory/supervisory field. His first job was in the Labor Economics Program (PET) between 1982 and 1986. As an international consultant, he has advised more than 15 countries, IADB, World Bank, IMF, and UNDP.

He was a member of the Pension Reforms Committee (Comisión Bravo) 2014-2015. He also participated in the Pensions Consultative Council between 2016 and 2017.

He was vice president of the Financial Market Commission (CMF) from 2017 to 2020.

He has participated in diverse publications and taught at the Universidad Diego Portales and the Universidad de Chile.