Mr. Carlos Alvarez was appointed as Deputy Director of the OECD Development Centre in 2010.
CARLOS ALVAREZ, a Chilean national, has been the Deputy Director of the OECD Development Centre since 2010. He developed his professional career in the field of the competitiveness and innovation policies, holding positions of the highest responsibility in the Government of Chile, among them, Vice Minister of Economy (2004-2006) and Executive Vice-President of the National Economic Development Corporation – CORFO (2006-2010).
Mr. Alvarez holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile holds an MSc in Economic Engineering from the same University (1990). He also obtained a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University (1995).
Over 1990-2010, Mr. Alvarez served in different positions in the Chilean public sector, and played an important role in the design, implementation and management of the set of programs that support economic competitiveness today in Chile. Specifically he has made significant contributions in the fields of the technological innovation, promotion, attraction of investment, and support to SMEs.