Chile: Gabriel Méndez will assume the vice presidency of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Codelco

Scarlet Ibarra / April 2, 2024 | 17:52
The lawyer will take office on April 22nd. Throughout his professional career, he has held leadership positions in the Ministry of Energy and at the National Petroleum Company (Empresa Nacional del Petroleo ENAP).

Gabriel Méndez Serqueira assumes the role of the new Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Codelco. The state-owned company announced this yesterday through a material fact sent to the Financial Market Commission (CMF). He will begin his role on April 22nd.

Méndez brings over 20 years of experience in public affairs, community relations, and corporate reputation, among other areas directly relevant to his role at Codelco. He is a former student of the National Institute, holds a law degree from the University of Chile, an MBA from Alberto Hurtado University, and a specialization in Corporate Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge.

He started his career as a lawyer at the National Youth Institute (Injuv), then worked at the Ministry of Health in two positions from 2002 to 2008, first as Head of Human Resources and later as Manager of Planning and Strategic Management at the Supply Central. From 2008 to 2010, he coordinated institutional reform at the Ministry of Energy, followed by a role as partner at Sustentabank Consultores, advising large companies on sustainability matters.

From 2014 to 2020, he served as Manager of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at the National Petroleum Company (ENAP), and since 2021, he has been a partner at Aylwin y Matta law firm.

Codelco also expressed appreciation for the work of Patricia Provoste Preisler, Manager of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, who served as interim vice president since November 1, 2023.

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