Luis Felipe Céspedes

Board Member


LUIS FELIPE CÉSPEDES is a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Chile since February 2022.

He holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a PhD in Economics from New York University.

Between March 2014 and August 2017, he was Minister of Economy, Development, and Tourism of Chile.

From 2009 to 2011 he was Manager of Economic Research at the Central Bank of Chile. Between 2006 and 2009 he served as Economic Policy Coordinator and Chief of Advisors of the Ministry of Finance of Chile. Previously, he was Senior Economist of the Economic Research Management of the Central Bank of Chile and Economist of the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. Between 1995 and 1997 he was an advisor to the Ministry of Finance.

Between 2012 and 2014 he was a Senior Advisor to the Technical Investment Council, a body in charge of making reports, proposals and statements regarding the investments of Chile's pension funds. In 2010 he was a member of the Trend GDP Committee of the Chilean Ministry of Finance, a committee of independent experts that provides inputs for the estimation of trend Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a key parameter for estimating the structural income of the Chilean Central Government.