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Álvaro Saieh

Álvaro Saieh

Sector : Business , Businessmen

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  • Country of residence : Chile
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1949
  • Age : 72
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Álvaro Saieh Bendeck (Villanueva, La Guajira, September 14, 1949) is a Chilean academic, economist and businessman. He is currently president of CorpGroup, one of the main business groups in the country, with investments in the financial, retail, real estate, hotel and media sectors. According to Forbes magazine data updated to 2018, he is the fourth richest person in Chile and number 729 in the world.1 He is also president of the CorpArtes cultural foundation.

After earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago, Dr. Saieh held various positions in the public sector, including advisor to the Ministry of Housing and Public Works and Chief Economist of the Central Bank of Chile. In addition to his work in the public sector, Dr. Saieh served at the University of Chile as Professor of Economics, President of the Department of Economics, Dean of Economics and Business, and Pro Chancellor. In honor of his academic achievements and 35 years of commitment, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus in 2005.

To further his support of education and building on his history with the University of Chicago, Dr. Saieh has been a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees since 2012.  He is a devoted supporter of the arts and culture and has led numerous initiatives to promote and increase cultural capital at home and abroad. Currently, he is the President of CorpArtes Foundation, a non-profit family foundation, whose primary goal is to inspire and support the different cultural and artistic activities in Chile.  Under his and his family’s stewardship, they have built the CA 660 Cultural Center, which is one of the most highly regarded and finest art centers in Chile.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Shed in New York and is actively involved in other cultural institutions such as Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia, and Teatro Real (Royal Theater’s Foundation).

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To further his support of education and building on his history with the University of Chicago, Dr. Saieh has been a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees since 2012.  He is a devoted supporter of the arts and culture and has led numerous initiatives to promote and increase cultural capital at home and abroad. Currently, he is the President of CorpArtes Foundation, a non-profit family foundation, whose primary goal is to inspire and support the different cultural and artistic activities in Chile.  Under his and his family’s stewardship, they have built the CA 660 Cultural Center, which is one of the most highly regarded and finest art centers in Chile.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Shed in New York and is actively involved in other cultural institutions such as Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia, and Teatro Real (Royal Theater’s Foundation).

 

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