Government of Chile
Minister of Energy
Susana Jiménez holds a Business Degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She also obtained a Diploma in Free Markets from the same institution and a Master’s Degree in Humanities from Universidad del Desarrollo. She has been a professor at Universidad de Chile, Universidad Central, Universidad Finis Terrae and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Until 1997, Ms. Jiménez was an economist with the Research Division of the Central Bank of Chile and subsequently she served as economic assistant in the representative office of the Chilean Treasury Ministry in New York. From 2000 to 2002 she was head of research at consulting firm Zahler & Co. Subsequent to that, she was an associate economist with consulting firm P. Rojas y Asociados, where she became a partner in 2009. Ms. Jiménez served on the Advisory Council of the Environment Ministry and currently serves as director of the Sociedad Chilena de Políticas Públicas (Chilean Society for Public Policy).
In May 2010 she joined the thinktank Libertad y Desarrollo (LyD) as a senior economist in charge of research on energy, environment, regulation and free markets and water resources. She was promoted to deputy director of LyD in January 2017, a post she served in until she was appointed government minister.
She is married to Marco Comparini, with whom she has four children.