In the context of International Women's Day, the Santiago Center has recognized three Chilean and three Peruvian noteworthy Columbia alumnae for their professional development and contribution to society.
Paula Estévez, SEAS’06, is the CEO of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Chile, since December 2019. In that position, she has worked to strengthen the commercial relationship between Chile and the United States, working to build public-private collaboration.
Previous to her current position, she served as Head of the International Relations Office of Chile’s Ministry of Energy, where she was responsible for advising the Minister of Energy and leading the design and execution of the ministry’s international activities, including trade and technical missions to the US.
Before that, she worked at Vestas Wind Systems, a world leader in the sale of wind turbines, in charge of the environmental processes of various projects in the country and business development in the sales department. Her professional experience also includes consulting on waste-to-energy projects in Latin America for Columbia University's School of Engineering, private companies and the Inter-American Development Bank; among others.
In addition to the Masters from Columbia, she has a degree in Civil Construction from Universidad Católica.