Eduardo Bitran has been CEO at CORFO since March 2014. Prior to assuming this position, he was professor at Adolfo Ibañez University in the Engineering Department.
Among his many government positions, Bitran served as General Manager of CORFO (1994-1997), CEO of Fundación Chile (1997-2006), Minister of Public Works (2006-2008) and President of the National Innovation Council (2008-2010). He has also served in private corporate boards.
His experience with policies on innovations, competitiveness, cluster-building regulatory reform, and financial and private financial infrastructure investment, includes several advisory and consulting jobs at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the OECD.
Bitran holds a degree in business engineering from the University of Chile and a PhD in Economics from Boston University.