The President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet, has appointed Andrés Rebolledo Smitmans, an economist from the University of Chile, as Minister of Energy; and because of this nomination, he automatically assumes as Chairman of ENAP Board of Directors. In both positions he substitutes Maximo Pacheco, who we thank for being the driving force of the Energy Agenda, which laid the groundwork for ENAP to become one of the engines of the energy development in Chile.
Andrés Rebolledo (age 48) completed postgraduate studies in International Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid, in Spain (1994 - 1997).
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Energy, he served as General Director of International Economic Relations (DIRECON). He joined this institution in 1992 as Manager of the Area in Mexico, Central America and the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA) of the Latin America and Integration Department. He was also responsible for the preparation, negotiation and administration of the Chile-Mercosur Economic Complementation Agreement and the free trade agreements signed with the United States, Central America, European Union, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Peru, China, Japan and Australia. He had an active participation in the materialization of the Partial Scope Agreement between Chile and India.
In 1995 he worked in the area of International Economic Relations of the Institute of Economic Relations with Latin America (IRELA) of the European Union, under the European Commission in Madrid, Spain.
Between 1998 and 2001 he was head of the Market Access Department of DIRECON. From May 2005 to 2009 he was Director of Bilateral Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2009, during her first government, President Michelle Bachelet appointed him ambassador to Uruguay and Permanent Representative of the country to the LAIA, functions he held until the administration of President Sebastian Pi?era began.
From 2010 and until his appointment as director of the DIRECON, on March 11, 2014, he worked as a senior consultant in the area of Integration and Trade of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in Washington DC, United States.