| Andrés Allamand |
|Born||7 February 1956|
|Alma mater||University of Chile|
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1995|
WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1995. By 2020 Foreign Minister of Chile.
Andrés Allamand Zavala is a Chilean lawyer and politician, one of the founders of the parties National Union Movement (MUN) and National Renovation (RN), of which he has been president. Since July 28, 2020, he has been Minister of Foreign Affairs in the second government of President Sebastián Piñera.
He was selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1995.
He completed his secondary studies at Saint George's College and at the José Victorino Lastarria Lyceum, from which he graduated in 1973. Later he entered the Faculty of Law at the University of Chile, where he obtained his degree in legal and social sciences, graduating in 1983.
In the professional area, he worked at Banco de Chile as a solicitor, and as a lawyer, he has specialized in commercial and constitutional law. In the early 1980s, he formed his own law firm called Allamand, Barros, Mayol, Varela y Wagner Abogados Asociados, specializing in banking and commercial matters. He was Jorge Schaulsohn's partner in his law firm until he returned to active politics in March 2006.
Between 1996 and 1998, he chaired the Instituto Libertad, a center for political studies and legislative advice. From that last year until 2000 he was a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), based in Washington D.C., as well as a visiting professor at Georgetown University.
In 2001, he joined the Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI) as Director of Development; he subsequently created the School of Government, of which he was its first dean. Since then, he has taught various courses in the MBA of said university
After the 1988 national plebiscite, he became, along with Sergio Onofre Jarpa, Juan Antonio Coloma Correa and other right-wing and center-right politicians, the founder of the National Renovation (RN) party on April 29, 1987, the which brought together a large part of the political parties and movements that supported the continuation of Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship in the plebiscite.
Between 1994 and 1998 he served as a Deputy, and later Senator, from 2006 to 2011, when he was appointed as Minister of National Defense, during the first government of President Sebastián Piñera. He served in the cabinet until November 2012, when he resigned to participate as the RN presidential candidate in the Alliance primaries in June 2013 , where he was defeated by [[Pablo Longueira] (UDI). In the parliamentary elections of that same year he was elected again as a senator,, taking office in 2014 and leaving the seat in 2020 to serve again as Foreign Minister in the second Piñera administration.
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