Cristina Bitar


Economist from Dartmouth University. MBA from Universidad de Chile and Tulane University. Director of AFP Provida; columnist in the newspaper La Segunda; public policy advisor for Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo; founder and advisor of Comunidad Mujer and since 2008 she has been part of the Young Global Leaders group of the World Economic Forum. She served as Executive Director of Hill & Knowlton Captiva. Between 2004 and 2008 she was a Member of the ICARE Marketing Circle and in 2005 she was Head of Campaign for the presidential candidate Joaquín Lavín. Between 2007 and 2009 she chaired the political movement Independientes en Red. She was director of the APEC department of the Economic Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1994 and 1996 and advisor to the Minister of Finance between 1992 and 1994. She has also been Director of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce – AmCham Chile, of TECHO and Econssa Chile. She was a member of the Bicentennial Advisory Committee appointed by President Ricardo Lagos.