Felipe Larraín is a member of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Advisory Council. He was the Chilean minister of finance from 2010 to 2014 and again from 2018 to 2019. He was awarded the recognition of “Best Minister of Finance of Latin America” in 2010 and “Best Minister of Finance of the Americas” in 2010 and 2018 by prestigious international publications.
In 2019, Minister Larraín led the issuance of the first sovereign green bond of the Americas, which was distinguished by several publications and entities as the best of the year.
In 2018, he founded and co-led the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, which today has more than fifty member-countries.
Larraín was elected one of the one hundred most influential world leaders by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 2015. He was vice president of the OECD Annual Ministerial Meeting in 2012, a Robert F. Kennedy visiting professor of Latin American studies at Harvard University from 1997 to 1999, and founder and first director of the Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policy.
Larraín is a member of the United Nations Leadership Council for Sustainable Development and has been a tenured professor at UC since 1996.
He has been an advisor to the governments of eighteen countries in the Americas and has extensive experience as an advisor to multiple international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations Development Programme, among others.
He edited and authored fifteen books and more than 140 academic publications, among them Macroeconomics, The Economics ofContemporary Latin America, and Macroeconomics in the Global Economy which was co-authored with economist Jeffrey Sachs, and has been translated into ten languages.
He has been a member of the board of many business corporations as well as several non-profit institutions like foundations and sports clubs in Chile, Latin America, the United States, and Europe.
Larraín holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University.