Álvaro Jana

Managing Director of International Economic Relations (DIRECON) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

He is director of DIRECON since June 2012. He studied Law in the Diego Portales University, and he completed his postgraduate studies in Law in International Legal Studies and he specialized in International Commercial Law in Georgetown University. Regarding his academic background, he was an outstanding professor of Dispute Resolution in the Institute of International Studies at the University of Chile and in the Centre for Latin America of the University of Heidelberg. He ran the WTO Department of DIRECON (2002 and 2003); he worked as a Legal Adviser in the WTO Trade Policy Department (2001-2002) and as a Legal Adviser in the Economic Complementation Agreements between Chile and Colombia and between Chile and Mercosur. As the Director of DIRECON, he has conducted negotiations with the TPP and the Pacific Alliance.

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