Susana Jiménez holds a degree in business management and a Master’s in Economics from the Pontíficia Universidad Católica de Chile, as well as a diploma in Free Competition. She also earned a Master’s in Humanities from the Universidad del Desarrollo. She has been a professor at the Universidad de Chile, Universidad Central, Universidad Finis Terrae and Universidad Católica.
Ms. Jiménez served as an economist at the Chilean Central Bank’s Studies Division until 1997, and later held the position of Economic Assistant at the Chilean Ministry of Finance’s Representative Office in New York. From 2000 to 2002, she was Head of Studies at the consulting firm Zahler & Co. Afterwards, she was an Associated Economist at the consulting firm P. Rojas y Asociados, where she became partner in the year 2009. She also served as a member of the Chilean Ministry of the Environment’s Advisory Counsel, as well as Director of the Chilean Society of Public Policy.
In May 2010 she joined Libertad & Desarrollo as a senior economist, responsible for leading studies related to energy, environment, regulation and free competition, as well as hydro resources. She was named Deputy Director of L&D in January 2017.
Ms. Jiménez was the team macrocoordinator of President Sebastián Piñera’s Program of Government: 2018‐2022. She was appointed Minister of Energy in March 2018.