LaresBOARD

Juan Cristobal Palma Orellana   Managing Director   Attorney at law, with background on IP, Cyberlaw and Corporate Law. Member of the Chilean Bar Association. Master of Laws in International Law with concentration in Intellectual Property at Loyola University Chicago. Mr. Palma was Head of the Digital Government Division in the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Government of Chile, in charge of the coordination and advise for the strategic use of digital technologies and Counselor in the Committee for Programs and Strategic Industries (CPIE) of CORFO, Transforma Chile, whose objective is to transform Chile into a competitive country worldwide with high levels of productivity and technology.   jc.palma@lareshub.com

Juan Cristobal Palma Orellana
Managing Director

Attorney at law, with background on IP, Cyberlaw and Corporate Law.
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Master of Laws in International Law with concentration in Intellectual Property at Loyola University Chicago.
Mr. Palma was Head of the Digital Government Division in the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Government of Chile, in charge of the coordination and advise for the strategic use of digital technologies and Counselor in the Committee for Programs and Strategic Industries (CPIE) of CORFO, Transforma Chile, whose objective is to transform Chile into a competitive country worldwide with high levels of productivity and technology.

jc.palma@lareshub.com

María Ignacia Barros Tejeda   Executive Director   Journalist, with background on Social and Strategic Communications. 13 years of practice, mainly in political and social fields, in charge of designing, developing and implementing strategies. Expert in definition of messages, training of spokespersons and segmentation of information, both for media communication as for specific targets. Mrs. Barros was Chief of Communications of the Under Secretary for Transportation, Coordinator of Communications in the General Treasury of the Republic and Director of Communications in HEADCONSULTORA Consulting Group. Additionally, she is spokesperson for De Sur a Norte Foundation.   ignacia.barros@lareshub.com

María Ignacia Barros Tejeda
Executive Director

Journalist, with background on Social and Strategic Communications.
13 years of practice, mainly in political and social fields, in charge of designing, developing and implementing strategies.
Expert in definition of messages, training of spokespersons and segmentation of information, both for media communication as for specific targets.
Mrs. Barros was Chief of Communications of the Under Secretary for Transportation, Coordinator of Communications in the General Treasury of the
Republic and Director of Communications in
HEADCONSULTORA Consulting Group. Additionally, she is spokesperson for De Sur a Norte Foundation.

ignacia.barros@lareshub.com

Luz María García Contreras   Project Director   Public Administrator, with background on Public Policies. Master in public policies at Universidad de Chile. Mrs. García has an extensive career in the public sector, leading the development of public policies in the fields of science, technology and digital development, and innovation in the Under Secretary for Economy, the Under Secretary of Telecommunications and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she served as Coordinator for the Americas in science and technology. Mrs. García is currently Director of ACTI, Chilean association of IT companies.   luzmaria.garcia@lareshub.com

Luz María García Contreras
Project Director

Public Administrator, with background on Public Policies.
Master in public policies at Universidad de Chile.
Mrs. García has an extensive career in the public sector, leading the development of public policies in the fields of science, technology and digital development, and innovation in the Under Secretary for Economy, the Under Secretary of Telecommunications and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she served as Coordinator for the Americas in science and technology.
Mrs. García is currently Director of ACTI, Chilean association of IT companies.

luzmaria.garcia@lareshub.com

 
Alvaro Ramírez-Alujas   Director of Public Affairs   Public Administrator and Political Scientist, with background on Public Policies. Ph.D (c) in Political Science, Public Administration and International Relations, and Master of Arts in Government and Public Administration, Complutense University of Madrid. Master in Management and Public Policies, University of Chile. Mr. Ramírez-Alujas is founder and principal investigator of GIGAPP, Research Group in Government, Administration and Public Policies, professor of Universidad de Chile and academic director of the Open Government and Innovation in the Public Sector Postgraduate Program. He is also president and member of the board of the Multitudes Foundation and is the current Coordinator for the Open Government Academic Network (OGAN) in Chile. He has been advisor to multilateral organizations such as UN, IDB, ECLAC, OAS and CLAD, among others, and various governments in Latin America in matters of State reform, public management modernization, public sector innovation and open government policies.   alvaro.ramirezalujas@lareshub.com

Alvaro Ramírez-Alujas
Director of Public Affairs

Public Administrator and Political Scientist, with background on Public Policies. Ph.D (c) in Political Science, Public Administration and International Relations, and Master of Arts in Government and Public Administration, Complutense University of Madrid. Master in Management and Public Policies, University of Chile.
Mr. Ramírez-Alujas is founder and principal investigator of GIGAPP, Research Group in Government, Administration and Public Policies, professor of Universidad de Chile and academic director of the Open Government and Innovation in the Public Sector Postgraduate Program. He is also president and member of the board of the Multitudes Foundation and is the current Coordinator for the Open Government Academic Network (OGAN) in Chile.
He has been advisor to multilateral organizations such as UN, IDB, ECLAC, OAS and CLAD, among others, and various governments in Latin America in matters of State reform, public management modernization, public sector innovation and open government policies.

alvaro.ramirezalujas@lareshub.com

Jaime Coloma Tirapegui   Director of Communications   Theater Designer and Bachelor of Aesthetics, with background in television, radio and art critics. Professor of Appreciation of Art and Technical Training, Cultural Anthropology and History and Aesthetics of Design. Mr. Coloma has an extensive career in communications and is Professor in Universidad de Chile, Universidad del Pacífico, Universidad Mayor and DUOC UC in this subject. Additionally, Mr. Coloma is one of Chile´s best known and respected communicator. Currently, he collaborates as columnist in El Desconcierto and is Host for the show #NoSomosNada.   jaime.coloma@lareshub.com

Jaime Coloma Tirapegui
Director of Communications

Theater Designer and Bachelor of Aesthetics, with background in television, radio and art critics.
Professor of Appreciation of Art and Technical Training, Cultural Anthropology and History and Aesthetics of Design.
Mr. Coloma has an extensive career in
communications and is Professor in Universidad de Chile, Universidad del Pacífico, Universidad Mayor and DUOC UC in this subject.
Additionally, Mr. Coloma is one of Chile´s best known and respected communicator. Currently, he collaborates as columnist in El Desconcierto and is Host for the show #NoSomosNada.

jaime.coloma@lareshub.com

Pipo Peña   Director of Creative Strategies   Publicist, with background on digital communications. Master in Strategy and Brand Creativity in Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). Mr. Peña began his career at Porta agency, where he worked with important accounts for Retail, Pharmaceutic, Fuel and Government. While living in Barcelona, Mr. Peña collaborated with Grupo Belmonte. He also successfully developed the repositioning of the brand of one of the oldest jewelers in Barcelona. Additionally, Mr. Peña is Professor in communication and digital marketing in DUOC UC, contingency columnist at El Desconcierto and Director of Contents in the show #NoSomosNada.   pipo.pena@lareshub.com

Pipo Peña
Director of Creative Strategies

Publicist, with background on digital communications.
Master in Strategy and Brand Creativity in
Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).
Mr. Peña began his career at Porta agency, where he worked with important accounts for Retail, Pharmaceutic, Fuel and Government.
While living in Barcelona, Mr. Peña collaborated with Grupo Belmonte. He also successfully developed the repositioning of the brand of one of the oldest jewelers in Barcelona.
Additionally, Mr. Peña is Professor in communication and digital marketing in DUOC UC, contingency columnist at El Desconcierto and Director of Contents in the show #NoSomosNada.

pipo.pena@lareshub.com