Alejandro Jara

Alejandro Jara

Co-Chair of Board

Former Deputy Director-General of WTO and former Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Chile to the WTO


Alejandro Jara P. is a Chilean lawyer of the University of Chile, with graduate studies at the Law School, University of California at Berkeley.

He joined the Chilean Diplomatic Service of Chile (1976-2005) specializing in international economic relations. Between 1993 and 2000 he was Senior Official to APEC, negotiated Free Trade Agreements with Central America, Canada, South Korea and Mexico, and served as Director General for International Economic Relations. Ambassador of Chile to the World Trade Organization in Geneva (2000-05). Deputy Director General of the WTO (2005-13).

2013-16: Senior Counsel with the law firm King & Spalding LLP (Geneva).

Since 2017 teaches international trade law in various institutions including: Institute of International Studies of Universidad de Chile; UIBE (Beijing); CUFE (Beijing); Colegio de Mexico; LLM of International Law, Investment, Trade and Arbitration of the Universities of Chile and Heidelberg; Diplomatic Academy of Chile. Since 2020 arbitrator in the Multi-Party Interim Arrangement (MPIA) of a group of WTO members.

Partner at the law firm Vasquez Urra Abogados (Chile) .

Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) Geneva.

Punta del Este Group .