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Los Lagos Region
The institutional mission of the Los Lagos Regional Government is to represent the President of Chile in the implementation of public policies according to his or her government program. It must also foster, oversee and promote the region’s economic, social and cultural development by formulating and executing the budget for regional investment. The region has a total surface area of 48,584 km² and a population of 828,708 inhabitants according to the 2017 Census. Administratively, it is composed of 4 provinces (Chiloé, Llanquihue, Osorno and Palena), which are divided into 30 districts. The regional capital is the city of Puerto Montt.
Mr. Jürgensen has a Degree in Accountancy from Instituto Comercial de Valdivia. He was elected Deputy of District 56 from 1994 to 1998 (area covering the municipalities of Puyehue, Río Negro, Purranque, Puerto Octay, Fresia, Frutillar, Llanquihue, Puerto Varas and Los Muermos). During this period, he was also a permanent member of the Treasury Committee of the Chamber of Deputies.
He worked in the accounting department of important companies in the Los Lagos Region, such as La Prensa newspaper, the Agricultural and Livestock Service of Osorno (SAGO) and GAOSA. He has served as director of the trade association representing livestock fairs Asociación de Ferias Ganaderas de Chile (AFECH) and vice-president of the production department of the Municipal Development Council.
He has contributed as a columnist to the newspapers El Austral of Osorno and El Llanquihue of Puerto Montt, and served as director of nonprofit Fundación Mi Casa.
Before taking office as Regional Governor, Mr. Jürgensen was chairman of Frigorífico de Osorno S.A. and Corpcarne; director of Inversiones Fegan S.A. and Feria Ganaderos Osorno S.A., as well as general manager of Feria de Osorno S.A., legal representative of Remates Feria Osorno SpA, and Administradora de Bienes y Servicios Osorno SpA.
Mr. Jürgensen is an active member of the Renovación Nacional party, married to Wiltrud Rundshagen Kruschinski, and they are the parents of two children.