Mr. Rodrigo Andres Contreras

Head of the Economic Department and Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Chile in Washington, D.C.

Rodrigo Andres Contreras is the Head of the Economic Department at the Embassy of Chile in Washington, D.C., and a Trade Commissioner for ProChile.  During his career, he has approached trade policies and regulations from different perspectives: as a law professor, an international negotiator in bilateral and multilateral fora, a delegate in international organizations, a legal counsel and advisor of the Government of Chile, a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and, currently, as the trade and economic commissioner of Chile in the United States.  In his current position, he represents the economic interest of Chile in the United States, including negotiations of international agreements, monitoring domestic regulations and representing before the U.S. Government and U.S. companies Chilean measures that may affect trade and capital flows between both countries.  Mr. Contreras holds a law degree from Universidad de Valparaiso in Chile and an LL.M. from Georgetown University.