Oral History Project

Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History and Latin American Business History Program Director

Project Manager:
Andrea Lluch

Interviews Conducted by:
Andrea Lluch

Transcripts of interviews:
Camila Varas, Valentina Varas, Ana Semper,
and Mercedes Dalla Via

Translation and editing of interview transcripts:
Carmen Bordeu and Mariana Donadini


Many individuals provided guidance and support throughout this project:

  • Sven von Appen
    Ultramar Group
  • Carlos F. Cáceres,
    Latin America Advisory Board, Harvard Business School
  • Latin American Research Center,
    Harvard Business School
    • Gustavo Herrero, Executive Director
    • Mariana Caram
    • Mora Veron, Administrative Assistant
  • David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies,
    Harvard University
    • Steve Reifenberg, Regional Office Director
    • Marcela Rentería, Regional Program Officer
    • Maria Angelica Wiedmaier
  • Aldo Musacchio
    Harvard Business School
  • Carola Martenstein
    Ultramar Group
  • Daniel Plotinski
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Luis Ortega
    University of Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • María Inés Barbero
    San Andres University, Argentina
  • Bárbara de Vos Eyzaguirre
    Director, Museo Histórico Nacional, Chile

Thanks to the many individuals who helped with the numerous details of this project:

  • Pilar C. Alamos
    Jefa Asuntos Públicos, Compañía General de Electricidad S.A.
  • Nora B. Beckman
    Assistant to Mr. Arturo Acevedo, Acindar, Grupo ArcelorMittal
  • Lucía Bergalli
    Assistant to Mr. Manuel Sacerdote, SAPRESA
  • Natalia Biados
    Jefa Corporativa de Comunicación Institucional, Grupo Arcor
  • Lidia Blanco
    Assistant to Mr. Julio Werthein
  • Enrique Briceño
    Public Relations, Falabella
  • Blanca Bustamante
    Head of Investor Relations, Viña Concha y Toro
  • Agustina Campos
    Gerente Corporativa de Comunicación Institucional, Grupo Arcor
  • Soledad Delaporte
    Assistant to Mr. Ricardo Claro
  • Monika Dirsch Zöllner
    Asistente Gerencia Clientes y Asuntos Corporativos, CENCOSUD S.A.
  • Monika Eikhof
    CMPC Holding
  • Michaela Ess
    Franz Viegener S.A.
  • Ernesto Ezquerra
    Sercor, Chile
  • Gonzalo García
    CMPC Gerencia General
  • Eugenia Guala
    La Anónima, S.A. Importadora y Exportadora de la Patagonia
  • María Teresa Illanes Garín
    Vicepresidencia, Banco de Chile
  • Marta Iturburu
    Assistant to Mr. Jorge Born
  • Karin Leyrado
    Assistant to Mr. Rodolfo Viegener, Franz Viegener S.A.
  • Maria Marta Melo
    Assistant to Mr. Guillermo Murchison
  • Patricia J. Minieri Saint-Béat
    Presidencia, Grupo Fortabat
  • Peter Morse
    Advisor to the Vice President, Banco de Chile
  • Stefano Parodi
    Oficina de la Vicepresidencia, Banco de Chile
  • Úrsula Ries
    Assistant to Mr. Luis Pagani, Grupo Arcor
  • Pamela Rojas
    Assistant to Mr. Roberto de Andraca, CAP S.A.
  • Rafael Salas Cox
    Fiscal, Compañía General de Electricidad S.A.
  • Leticia Server
    Assistant to Mr. Federico Braun, S.A. Importadora y Exportadora de la Patagonia
  • Maria Consuelo Seves
    Ultramar Group
  • Supported in part by the de Gaspe Beaubien Family Endowment at Harvard Business School.

Special thanks to all the individuals who participated in the interviews:

  • Arturo Acevedo
  • Roberto Angelini Rossi
  • Jorge Born
  • Federico Braun
  • Ricardo Claro
  • Roberto de Andraca
  • William Engels
  • Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat
  • Rafael Guilisasti Gana
  • Tomás Hudson
  • Andrónico Luksic Craig
  • Jorge Marín Correa
  • Eliodoro Matte Larraín
  • Guillermo Murchison
  • Luis Alejandro Pagani
  • Horst Paulmann Kemna
  • Manuel Sacerdote
  • Reinaldo Solari
  • Rodolfo Viegener
  • Sven von Appen
  • Julio Werthein

Web Creation & Production

Project Manager:
Andrea Lluch

Web Design and Production:
Alex Taylor, Big Ring Design

Web Project Team:
Laura Linard, Sarah Westwood, Cliff Moreland, Katherine Fox, Melissa Murphy, Benjamin Johnson, Christine Riggle, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

Editing:
Karen Bailey, Katherine Fox, Sarah Westwood

Digital Photography:
Boston Photo Inc; Imaging Services, Harvard College Library

Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director, Knowledge and Library Services

Laura Linard, Director, Baker Library Collections, Knowledge and Library Services

Supported by the de Gaspé Beaubien Family Endowment at Harvard Business School.