Council Members

Jorge Desormeaux J.

Jorge DesormeauxPresident of the Autonomous Fiscal Council

Bachelor degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Ph.D. (Cand.) in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He was a Board member of the Central Bank from 1999 to 2009, and held the position of Deputy Governor between 2007 and 2009. In 2010 he led the Presidential Advisory Commission on financial regulation and supervision reform.

 

Jorge Rodríguez C.

Jorge RodriguezVice President

Bachelor degree in Economics and Master in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

He was Deputy Director of Rationalization and Public Function at the Budget Office of the Ministry of Finance (2014-2018), and Head of Studies at the same institution (2006-2010). He has worked as a senior researcher at the Corporation for Latin American Studies - CIEPLAN (2010-2014), and as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance (2004-2006). Additionally, he has done consulting work on public policies for Latin American governments, and has authored several publications in the areas of public budget, social policies and fiscal policy. He is currently a researcher at the Public Policy Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica and the Fiscal Expenditure Observatory, and is an advisor to the Rector's Office at Universidad Santo Tomás.

 

Aldo Lema N.

Aldo LemaEconomist from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, Master in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Specialist in Applied Macroeconomics, Inter-American Program in Applied Macroeconomics (PIMA) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

He has been a consultant and director of companies, advisor to financial institutions, news media and government agencies in Chile and Uruguay. He regularly speaks at forums on economic scenarios and financial investments.

He has worked as professor and researcher (1994-1998) and part-time professor (1998-2009) with the Institute of Economics of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Deputy Manager of Studies of Corp Group (1998-2000), Director of the Center for Economics and Finance at Universidad Andrés Bello (2000-2003), Chief Economist of Grupo Security (2000-2011), Director of Equipos Mori Uruguay (2012-2015), Vice President of the Chilean-Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce (2005-2010), business consultant, news media and governmental and multilateral organizations, Founding Partner of Enseña Uruguay and SK Godelius, and Director of Vixion Consultores and Sura-Uruguay.

 

Paula Benavides S.

Paula BenavidesBachelor degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master in Applied Economics with a major in Financial Economics from the same university.

She developed an extensive professional career at the Ministry of Finance, where she held various positions since 1999. She participated in the development of the Structural Balance methodology, and in 2001 co-authored the first version of the fiscal rule methodology. She was responsible for the creation of the Department of Research and Actuarial Studies of the Budget Office (2009-2013), Coordinator of Studies at the Ministry of Finance (2014-2015), Coordinator of Social Policies at the Ministry of Finance (2015-2017) and Deputy Director of Rationalization and Public Function of the Budget Office (Dipres) (2018).

She has authored several publications and studies on fiscal policy, social policies and pension systems. She has done teaching and consulting work with international organizations.

Paula is currently a consultant on research and advisory projects.

 

Gonzalo Sanhueza D.

Gonzalo SanhuezaBachelor degree in Economics from Universidad de Chile (Honors Circle Award), Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, USA, and Master of Arts from the same university.

He is currently Executive Director and Partner of Econsult, Vice President of the Board of Directors of Iansa, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Progress. Previous work includes member of the Monetary Policy Group, Partner of Zahler & Co. consulting firm and Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Chile as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, among other positions. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Cochilco and Manager of International Analysis at the Central Bank of Chile. He was a member of the Pacific Economic and Cooperation Council and Professor at Universidad Católica de Chile and Loyola Marymounth University, in the United States, in the area of macroeconomics and finance.