Exec Suite: Chile’s Energy Minister Juan Carlos Jobet

(Chile’s Energy Ministry, 10.Sep.2019) — Jobet holds a degree in Commercial Engineering from the Universidad Católica and a master’s degree in Business Administration and another in Public Administration from Harvard University. Between 2000 and 2010, he began his career in the corporate financial advising firm Asset Chile.

In 2010, he joined President Sebastián Piñera’s first administration as Cabinet Chief for Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter, playing a key role in the Emergency Committee created to address the rebuilding of the country following the February 2010 earthquake.

On July 29, 2011, he was appointed Housing Undersecretary, continuing with the work of reconstruction and boosting the role that the ministry played in urban development.

On July 24, 2013, he was appointed Labor and Social Welfare Minister, focusing on extending preschool services to the children of all working women, a mission that he described at the time as a project that “levels the playing field for children.”

After working in various roles in the private sector, in January 2019 he took on the responsibility of directing the Infrastructure Fund, a new state-run entity designed to develop new public infrastructure such as roadways, railways and ports.

He is now taking on an even greater challenge: leading the Energy Ministry, which has as its mission moving Chile towards a new greener, carbon-free energy matrix with a focus on non-conventional renewable energies and making Chile carbon-neutral.

He is 43 years old and is married to historian Luz María Diaz de Valdés.


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