H.E. Juan Carlos Jobet
Minister of Energy
Government of Chile
- Ministerial Keynote Speeches
Juan Carlos Jobet holds a degree in Business Management from the Universidad Católica de Chile, as well as Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and in Public Administration from Harvard University.
His professional career began at the corporate finance consulting firm Asset Chile from 2000 to 2010.
In 2010, he joined the first governmental administration of President Sebastián Piñera where he played a leading role in the Emergency Committee, created to face the country’s reconstruction after the earthquake of February 2010.
On July 29th, 2011, he assumed the position of Undersecretary of Housing, where he continued the work of reconstruction. Subsequently, on July 24th, 2013, he became Minister of Labor and Social Welfare.
After holding various positions in the private sector, in January 2019 he took on the responsibility of managing the Infrastructure Fund, a new state-owned company with the objective of developing new public infrastructure such as highways, trains and ports.
In June 2019 he was designated Minister of Energy, leading Chile towards a greener, decarbonized energy matrix and promoting the development of green hydrogen.
On December 18, 2020, he was also designated Ministry of Mining, becoming head of 2 ministries. This position had not been held since 2011.