||Ambassador Ignacio BRIONES took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Chile to the OECD on 6 August 2013.
Mr. Briones was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1972. He graduated with a degree in business administration from the Catholic University of Chile. In 1996 he obtained a Masters in Economics and in 1998 a Masters in Political Science from same University. Then, in 2004, he received a PhD in Economics from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-po, Paris).
Mr. Briones has extensive experience in economic issues, particularly in financial, fiscal affairs and economic development. He started his career as a professor of economics at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile. He also served as an international consultant on finance and political economy issues.
From 2010 until his nomination as Permanent Representative of Chile to the OECD, Ambassador Briones was part of the Cabinet of the Chilean Minister of Finance. He served as Head of International Affairs and International Finance.
Among his main duties, he led the Chilean Sovereign Wealth Funds unit and the Chilean Public Debt Office. He also served as Executive Director of the Chilean Financial Stability Council. Besides, he was in charge of the permanent financial relation with multilateral institutions (IMF, WB, OECD, IADB). During 2012, as an invited country to the G20, Mr. Briones was Chile's Finance Deputy.
Ambassador Briones is married and has two children.