Sebastián Piñera
President of the Republic of Chile

Sebastián Piñera was born in Santiago, Chile, on December 1, 1949. He graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile as a Commercial Engineer with a minor in Economics. He earned his Master's and Doctorate degrees from Harvard University.
    
He opposed Chile's military regime in 1988, and in 1989 he ran for senator as an independent candidate with the support of the Alliance for Democracy and Progress. As a senator he was an active supported and leader of what was known as the "Democracia de los Acuerdos", a national agreement process that lead the transition and reconstruction of Chile's democracy. 
 
He joined and later served as President of Renovación Nacional. From this position he led the opposition until he became the Presidential candidate for this sector in both 2005 and 2009. In 2010 he was elected President and swore as the first center right Chilean President of the Republic of Chile democratically elected since 1958. 

During his period Chile successfully faced the reconstruction after one of the greatest earthquakes and tsunamis in the history of mankind. In the meantime Chile recovered its path to growth and to overcome underdevelopment.


Source: The Government of Chile

Participated In

His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile

Date: September 23, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
Description: This World Leaders Forum program features an address by His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.