Alejandro Foxley was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chile in March of 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was a Senator of the Republic of Chile from 1998 through 2006 where he held the role of Chairman of the Finance Committee. He has an accomplished record of public service, including Co-Chairman of the Inter-American Dialogue, in Washington D.C. from 1994 through 1999, and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. Foxley served as the Minister of Finance for the Republic of Chile from 1990 through 1994 and was a governor of the Interamerican Development Bank and World Bank during the same time.
He is Founder & Chairman of CIEPLAN (Corporation of Studies for Latin America), a center of studies of recognized influence in the discussion and generation of economic knowledge and in the design of public policies in Chile and Latin America. It functions as a private non-profit organization with experts at the highest level and a network of researchers at national and international level. His research areas are organized mainly around the economic and social analysis of middle-income countries in Latin America.
Alejandro Foxley has been honored by the governments of France (L’Ordre Nacional Legion d’Honneur), Peru (Orden Sol del Perú en el grado de Gran Cruz), Austria (Gran Croix de Premier Class), Brazil (“Orden Nacional Cruzeiro do Sol” Gran Cruz), and Spain (Orden al Mérito Civil) for his contributions to the field of economics.
As a leading authority on Latin American political and economic reform, Alejandro Foxley has gained world-wide recognition for his expertise and policy making decisions. A brilliant communicator in Spanish and English, Alejandro Foxley offers firsthand experience and political insight on introducing large scale changes.
Author and editor of numerous books on economic development and the problems of democracy, Alejandro Foxley is an articulate speaker with great insight and offers an insider’s view on implementing economic changes on a large scale.