President Piñera appoints Chilean Ambassador to Argentina
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero, informed that the President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, has appointed Sergio Urrejola Monckeberg as Ambassador of Chile to the Argentine Republic, who has already received the respective agreement.
Ambassador Urrejola is a lawyer, with studies at the Catholic University of Valparaiso and the University of Chile and, to date, President of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and Advisor to the Chilean Bar Association.
He has also been President of the State Defense Council; Director of National Television of Chile; President of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Mutual Funds of Chile; Counselor of the Chamber of Commerce of Santiago; Councillor of the Municipality of Zapallar and Member of the Commission for the Coordination of Criminal Procedure Reform and of the Commission for the Coordination of Family Law Reform.
He has also been President of the Chilean Bar Association, having been re-elected in seven occasions; Vice-President and Advisor of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Board of Directors of the Judicial Academy of Chile; Advisor of Editorial Jurídica de Chile; Director of the Training and Employment Corporation of the Manufacturers' Association and has also participated as director in several companies.
He has also been Professor of Professional Ethics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and at the Universidad Gabriela Mistral. He has participated as an Arbitrator appointed by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and has been an ad-hoc Arbitrator in various commercial matters.
His outstanding career has been recognized with the Cruz Distinguida First Class Decoration of the Order of San Raimundo de Peñafort, awarded in 1998, Spain; the Gran Cruz al Mérito en el Servicio de la Abogacía Española, awarded by the Consejo General de la Abogacía Española in 2005; and as an Honorary Member of the Illustrious Bar Association of Lima.