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Ministry of Sport

This ministry’s mission is to develop a sports culture in Chile through the design and execution of the National Policy on Sports and Physical Activity. It grants funding for initiatives that promote ongoing and systematic participation in sports and physical activity across all population segments, ensuring a wide and diversified range of sports, with a rights-based approach.

Cecilia Pérez

SPORTS MINISTER

Ms. Pérez graduated from the Universidad Andrés Bello with a degree in Law. She served as a council member for the district of La Florida from 2000 to 2010. In 2011, she was appointed to the Subdirectorate of the National Women’s Service under the first administration of President Piñera, and then to the Government of the Metropolitan Region, where she served from July 2011 to November 2012. On November 5, 2012, she was sworn in as Minister Secretary General of Government, and remained in that role until March 11, 2014.

She served as Cabinet Chief and congressional team leader for Congresswoman Lily Pérez from 1996 to 2004.  Ms. Pérez subsequently joined the team of the Municipality of Puente Alto as Communications Director, and served in that role until 2009. She has been a member of the Renovación Nacional party for 23 years and served as its Deputy Chair (2010-2012) and Secretary General (2010).

After President Piñera’s first term, she became Deputy Chair of thinktank Fundación Avanza Chile and host of the radio programs Las Cosas por su Nombre, La Gran Mañana Interactiva and Directo al Grano broadcast on the channel Radio Agricultura. She was also a panelist on the Estado Nacional show on national television channel TVN.

She is the mother of two daughters, Catalina and María José.

Andrés Otero

SPORTS UNDERSECRETARY

Mr. Otero has an undergraduate degree in journalism from Universidad Diego Portales, as well as a diploma and an MBA in Sports Management, both from Universidad Europea de Madrid.

From 2012 through to this appointment, he worked at the Interior and Public Security Ministry, where he served as Head of Communications, Management and Operations Consultant, and most recently as National Coordinator of the Safe Stadium (Estadio Seguro) Department at the Interior Undersecretary’s office.

The new Sports Undersecretary was a member of the teams that coordinated the following sporting events in Chile: Copa América (2015), U-17 World Cup (2015), South American U-17 Championship (2017) and Copa América Femenina (2018). He was also on the organizing committees for the Copa Libertadores Finals (2019) and South American U-20 Championship (2019).

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