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Senior Advisor in Boston Consulting’s Group Global Advantage practice, based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also an international consultant on international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), trade and environment, and economic development, and resident visiting scholar and Luksic Fellow at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
Cristián RODRÍGUEZ-CHIFFELLE is Senior Advisor in Boston Consulting’s Group Global Advantage practice, based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also an international consultant on international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), trade and environment, and economic development, and resident visiting scholar and Luksic Fellow at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
Cristián has consulted with governments, firms, and organizations across all regions on sustainable FDI strategies; investment promotion strategies; investment promotion agencies; renewable energy FDI attraction strategies; investment incentives; re/nearshoring; site selection; negotiation and implementation of trade agreements; trade and environment issues with a focus on climate and energy; global tech services; Latin America; and economic development, among other topics.
Before joining BCG, Cristián was senior international consultant at the inter-American Development Bank (IADB), focusing on global value chains and nearshoring. Previously, he served as executive director/CEO of InvestChile – the nation’s foreign investment promotion agency – where he spearheaded consistent inbound FDI growth, a landmark China strategy, the Agency’s modernization, and the renewal of Chile’s sustainable investment attraction national strategy.
Before InvestChile, he was head of international trade and investment policy at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva/Davos – where he served as B20 Trade and FDI Task Force member for the G20 China, Argentina, and Germany presidencies – while also serving as senior advisor to the Chilean Mission before the OECD in Paris. Prior to WEF, he served as trade and environment lead negotiator at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. As a trade diplomat and civil servant, he negotiated Chile’s free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaties – including with China and the E.U. – and served as Chile’s delegate to WTO, OECD, APEC, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL, ICAO and UNFCCC Climate Change COPs. In the aviation sector, he also negotiated bilateral air transport services agreements.
Cristián also currently serves on several boards including at the Chilean National Development Agency (CORFO), Start-Up Chile, the global Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), Chapter (Net-) Zero Chile, and the advisory board to Harvard’s Academic Forum for the New Chilean Constitution.
Cristián holds an LL.B from the University of Concepción, Chile, and he is qualified to practice law in that jurisdiction. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Harvard Law School, a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard Kennedy School – where he was and Edward S. Mason Fellow – and a Masters in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum, where he is a Global Leadership Fellow alumnus. He has published six book chapters on trade and FDI issues, teaches and speaks internationally regularly on these topics, and is currently completing his first co-edited/co-authored major book “The Elgar Companion to the World Trade Organization,” focusing on trade facilitation, digitalization and geopolitical tensions, to be published in London in 2023.
Cristián is a Chilean and a Swiss national, and a reserve officer (2LT) with the Chilean Air Force.