Macario Valdés R.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Valdés has a degree in business administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, he served as Chief Development Officer since April 2013. He was Deputy Manager of Development at Quiñenco from 2011 to 2013. Before that, he worked at IM Trust, where he reached the position of Corporate Finance Manager.
Hernán Gómez C.
MD Saam Towage Division
Mr. Gómez has a degree in business administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Before being appointed MD Towage Division, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer in the company. Prior that, he was Deputy Manager of Development at Quiñenco S.A.
José Luis Rodríguez
An industrial engineer with a mention in environmental engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, he has close to 20 years of experience in team leadership. CEO of Aerosan since December 2022. His career began at LATAM Airlines in positions such as Senior Operations and Service Director for Chile, VP of Corporate Services, and CEO of LATAM Chile. He later held the position of CEO of Correos Chile and, after three years, became Corporate CEO of Casaideas.
Corporate Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFO)
Mr. Ferrada has a degree in business administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
CFO of SAAM since August 2021. Before taking on this role, he worked in the retail finance and real estate, wine, insurance and metallurgy industries, and was CFO of Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores S.A. (CSAV) until 2016, where he was also in charge of the Strategic Planning and Development Area.
José Tomás Palacios C.
Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master in Law from Columbia University. Since 2015, he worked at SalfaCorp, first as Legal Manager of the subsidiary Inmobiliaria Aconcagua and since 2018 as Corporate Attorney. Previously, he worked as an associate at Carey Law Firm.
Gastón Moya R.
Human Resources Manager
Rodrigo has an undergraduate degree in Organizational Psychology from Universidad Central and a Master’s in Organizational Development from Universidad de Salamanca. He completed post-graduate Leadership and HR Management coursework at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and is a Certified Organizational Coach.
Prior to his arrival at SAAM as Deputy Manager of Organizational Development in 2022, he served as HR Director at Ferrovial (where he was also in charge of HSEQ), Corporate HR Manager at Xtrata, Glencore and in different executive positions at BHP, Minera Spence and Escondida.
Claudio Salgado M.
Public Accountant and Auditor of the University of Santiago. Master in Management Control from the University of Chile. Before assuming the position, he was the Controller Manager at Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores. Prior to that, he served as SAP Controller at SKConverge, a Sigdo Koppers group company. He has also worked in mass consumption companies, such as Iansa and Carozzi, as well as the Risk Consulting area at Deloitte and Touche.
Tamara has a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She specialized in Corporate Compliance at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Sustainable Capitalism & ESG at UC Berkley. Prior to joining our company in 2022, she was the Compliance Officer at Empresas Lipigas; before that, she was an associate at the Carey y Cía. Lawyers, Pérez de Arce Abogados and BBGS Abogados law firms.