Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María



Darcy Fuenzalida O’Shee holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Lleida, Spain, an International MBA from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Fuenzalida also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Evaluation of Projects from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

He is a Chemical Civil Engineer graduated from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María, Chile. At the same university, he is Professor of the Business Management Department. He has been a member of the Superior Council, the Academic Council, Head of Department, and has participated in numerous committees and commissions. Mr. Fuenzalida has developed and founded important academic projects such as the Master’s Degree in Business Administration, MBA; the Commercial Engineering study program and the Specialization in Projects of the Civil Industrial Engineering study program.

He is professor of postgraduate studies at Business Schools of national and foreign universities, such as Universidad Santa Maria in Chile and Ecuador, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad ICESI in Colombia, Universidad de Valparaiso, Universidad de Lleida in Spain and Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña, in Barcelona. Also, he has provided technical assistance and consulting services to national and international companies and institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Central Bank, National Energy Commission, Foreign Investment Committee and industrial sector companies.

Mr. Fuenzalida has served as President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vice-President of the Arbitration Center of Valparaiso, Counselor and Director of the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism of Chile, Director of the Entrepreneur Future Foundation and Director of the Regional Development Corporation of the V Region, in addition to several companies and institutions. His areas of expertise and research have been in Entrepreneurial Finance, Finance and Sustainability, Social Project Evaluation.

He has given numerous national and international conferences, has been director of Master’s and PhD theses, and is the author of 2 books and more than 40 international publications in congresses and specialized journals.

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