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.

Mauricio Carrasco
MD Port Terminal Division

Degree in electrical engineering from Universidad de Chile and MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Prior to joining SAAM, he was a senior director for Hapag-Lloyd in Dubai and Shanghai and, before that, senior vice-president of business development at Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores. He joined the Company in January 2020.

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.

Fernando Encinas
MD SAAM Logistics Chile

Mr. Encinas has a degree in business administration from Universidad Gabriela Mistral. He is a supply chain executive with more than 15 years’ experience. Before joining the company, he was Director of Operations and then Chief Executive Officer of APL Logistics, where he worked for eight years. Prior to that, he was Commercial Manager at DHL Supply Chain and Intermodal Manager at CSAV.

Eric Lobo González
Chief Executive Officer Aerosan

Undergraduate degree in civil transportation engineering and Master of Science (MSc) from Pontificia Universidad Católica; graduate certificate in financial management from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Executive with over 15 years’ experience in supply chain management. Before becoming CEO of Aerosan, he was CEO of Loginsa for 5 years and CEO of Bomi Chile for 3 years. Prior to that, he was CFO of Loginsa from 2005 to 2009.

Rafael Ferrada
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.

Karen Paz B.
Chief Counsel

Ms. Berdichewsky has a degree in law from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (M.CJ.) from New York University. She joined the company as Chief Counsel in 2012. From 1999 to 2003 she was an associate at the law firm Cruzat, Ortúzar & Mackenna, Baker & Mckenzie and from 2003 to 2012 at Mackenna, Irarrázaval, Cuchacovich y Paz Abogados. She is a member of the Chilean Bar Association.

Javier Olivos
Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. Olivos has a degree in business administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica and an MBA from the London Business School. Prior to his current position, he was Deputy Manager of Management Control. Before that, he was Head of the Regional Public Transportation Division at the Chilean Ministry of Transportation. He also worked in asset management and project management at several companies.

Gastón Moya R.
MD Human Resources

Mr. Moya has a degree in psychology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from Loyola College. Prior to being named Chief Human Resource Officer, he held the same position at Metro and IBM Chile and before that he was the Human Resources and Communications Manager at Minera Spence and Minera Cerro Colorado (BHP Billiton).

Claudio Salgado M.
Controller

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.

Claudio Aguilera C.
Chief Information Officer

Mr. Aguilera has a degree in IT engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, a graduate certificate in software project management from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a masters in IT from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. He joined the company as an IT business partner for the Port Terminals and Towage divisions. From 2016 to 2017, he worked an advisor and senior consultant in IT. Between 1996 and 2015 he worked at CCNI and then Hamburg Süd, reaching the position of Deputy Manager of IT.

Enrique Arteaga
Institutional Affairs Manager

Degree in industrial engineering from Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Executive with over 20 years’ experience in the port-maritime industry. Institutional Affairs Manager since April 2021. Prior to this role, he was CEO of Antofagasta Terminal Internacional. Before that he held several positions at companies like CSAV—as Senior Vice President, South America East Coast Region, among other roles—and NYK Line, where he was Deputy General Manager of NYK Sudamérica Chile.

Cristina Schmidt
Corporate Sustainability and Communications Officer

Journalist with degree in social communication from Universidad de Chile and Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication from Universität Leipzig in Germany.
Prior to her current position, she served as Head of Corporate Affairs for SAAM and, before, that was Head of Alignment and Change Management for Metro S.A.