Director of Strategic Planning
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile
Currently, Carmen is the Director of Strategic Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. Until recently, she was the Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the Mid Career Master in Public Administration program. Until July 2013, she served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Carmen has mainly worked in the economic and trade area, dealing with issues such as energy, fisheries, mining and decentralization, regional integration initiatives and international development. A career foreign service officer, she has worked extensively as a trade negotiator in Washington and Geneva (World Trade Organization) and has been a top trade adviser to the Foreign Minister and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Foreign Minister, dealing with political and trade affairs between Chile and its Latin American neighbors.