Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle

Head of Trade and Investment Policy and Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum

Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle is Head of Trade and Investment Policy and a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva. In this capacity, he leads a policy team working globally on issues such as international investment, digital trade, global value chains and trade and the environment. He is a member of the Business 20 (B20) Task Force on Trade and Investment, and former Economic Advisor to the Mission of Chile before the OECD in Paris. Prior to joining WEF, Cristián served as a trade diplomat/negotiator in various positions for the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as legal advisor on services and investment, and as head of energy, trade and sustainable development and lead negotiator on the issue at the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Cristián holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Harvard Law School, a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government – where he was a Mason Fellow in Public Policy and Management – and an LL.B from the University of Concepción, Chile. He is also an officer (2nd Lt, Rv.) with the Chilean Air Force.


6 July 2017
With no major regulatory leap forward in the shape of a multilateral or plurilateral digital trade agreement likely in the short term, interim knowledge and capacity-building steps by the G20 could be taken to boost the enabling environment for online goods and services trade, and keep alive...
14 December 2016
It was set to be the biggest regional trade deal in history. But now, hopes of ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are dashed. On 21 November, President-elect Donald Trump declared that he would make good on his promise to pull the United States out of the agreement when he takes office...

Bridges news

7 July 2016
El fragmentado régimen del derecho internacional de las inversiones está avanzando hacia su armonización. En primer lugar, cinco acuerdos –dos tratados bilaterales de inversiones (TBI) y tres tratados de libre comercio (TLC)– podrían gobernar una considerable porción de las inversiones globales...