Gonzalo Menéndez Duque has served as a Director of the Board since 1990, and as Chairman of the Board for two different terms, from 1995 to 1998, and again since 2002. Mr. Menéndez Duque is currently a Director of the Luksic Group in Chile, including Banco de Chile since 2001, Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores, S.A. and Quiñenco S.A. and Vice Chairman of Fundación A. Luksic A. and Fundación Educacional Luksic. In addition, he serves as Chairman of Inversiones Vita S.A. and Director of Banchile Seguros de Vida S.A. Mr. Menéndez Duque served as Chief Executive Officer of Antofagasta plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange and has served as a member of its board since 1985. He also served as member of the Superior Council of Universidad de Antofagasta, Superior Council and member of the board of Centro de Estudios Públicos CEP (non-profit Chilean educational foundation) and Consejo de la Fundación Corporación de Ayuda al Niño Limitado COANIL. Mr. Menéndez Duque was a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Graduate Program of Universidad de Chile. Mr. Menéndez Duque was commended in 2008 by the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universidad de Chile, as the most outstanding graduate, in recognition of his career and contributions to society in the business and entrepreneurial sectors of Chile and was also awarded the “Excelencia 90” Prize, as the most distinguished businessman of the year in Chile by AméricaEconomía magazine in 1990.
Mr. Menéndez Duque holds a degree in business administration and accounting, with honors, from Universidad de Chile. Mr. Menéndez Duque´s skills, leadership and managerial experience in large complex organizations in various extensively regulated industries, and his experience as a board member of different companies, qualify him to serve on the Board.