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Mario Castillo

Mario Castillo

Chief of the Innovation and New Technologies Unit, Division of Production, Productivity and Management, ECLAC


Has spent the last fifteen years working in projects related to economic development and new technologies. Currently he is the Chief of the Innovation and New Technologies Unit in the Division of Production, Productivity and Management at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). He has served as an ICT policy expert, coordinating the ECLAC @LIS2 project, an initiative co-funded by the European Commission and executed by ECLAC that focus on dialogue for the information society in Latin America. He has served as the Director of the Chilean Technology Office in Silicon Valley in California, Head of Investment and Development at the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO), board member of the InnovaChile committee, and Executive Secretary of the Public-Private Coalition for the Global Services industry, one of the four clusters prioritized by the National Council for Innovation in Chile.

He holds an industrial engineering degree from the University of Chile as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from ILADES/Loyola College (Maryland) and International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in the United States.