Our Company





:: Mission

To provide our clients with commercial and legal assistance in the areas of investment and transfer of technology of exceptional quality and efficiency in the markets where we have a comparative advantage” 

The mission is reinforced by our corporate policy, which states that:

Success is measured by results!

:: About us

Our company was founded in 1995 concentrating on services within the insurance sector and in the area of international commercial law. In 1999, due to the increased demand for services in the area of international business, the decision was made to create a separate company in the area of International Trade Consulting, TradeChile. Since then, we have assisted foreign companies and entities in initiating activities in Latin America. At present, international business efforts are managed by two Branches, TradeChile and TradeArgentina, located in Santiago and Buenos Aires, respectively.   Today we are more than 60 professionals with offices in Chile and Argentina in the cities of: Santiago, Buenos Aires, Concepción, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas and Talca. In 2003, we plan to open branch offices in Lima, Peru and in La Serena, Antofagasta and Valparaíso, Chile.

> Mr. Ricardo Sateler – Head of the Legal Unit

Mr. Ricardo Sateler, Attorney at Law,  has a deep knowledge in international legal matters as a result of his studies and work in the US, Europe and South America. He counts on a Masters from the Columbia University, New York. He teaches Commercial Law at the University of Chile and was assigned by the Chilean Government as a Panelist in the group of commercial controversy solutions at the OMC. Mr. Sateler is founder and active member of the Arbitration Committee  of the American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

> Mr. Alberto Faraggi Wiehoff  - Faraggi Global Risk 

Mr. Alberto Faraggi, Attorney at Law, has a strong knowledge of the legal-commercial Chilean framework.  He counts on a vast experience in the legal-corporate and insurance fields, areas in which he has specialized in since 1976.  He is the company’s main assistant in the commercial area related to corporate finances, mergers and acquisitions.  He is also a teacher in Commercial Law and Insurance at the University of Chile.

:: Staff - International Business Team

Our team in International Business Development is a small and dynamic group of people of different backgrounds and origin. The team is led by our President, Mr. René Faraggi.

> Anita López - alopez@tradechile.cl
Anita counts on a degree in Public Relations. Her professional background is based onprevious activities at Public Relations departments of Ansaldo Energía S.A. and National Congress (with the Senator Mr. Sergio Romero).  Miss López speaks perfect Spanish and is proficient in English.

> Angela Perry - aperry@tradechile
Angela studied Tourism Business Management at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario. She has a strong background in sales and marketing in the Tourism Industry and was in charge of regional sales for a tour operator in Canada.  Angela is in charge of  market research for representative and distributor prospects. Angela comes from Toronto, Canada and she is fluent in English with proficiency in Spanish and French.

> Andres Galdo - agaldo@tradechile.cl
Andres possesses a BA in Economics from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Fraternity.  Mr. Galdo acts mainly in the commercial field and is in charge of preparing Economic Analysis and Market Assessment Research. He is proficient in English, Spanish and has a good understanding of German. Before joining us, he worked as an Analyst for Nogales & Associates, International Economic Consultants of La Paz, Bolivia.

> Anette Krohn - akrohn@tradechile.cl
Anette counts on a Master’s in International Business from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and an MBA from Universidad Católica in International Marketing and Management. Before joining our company, Anette worked with sales & exports/ imports for Swedish companies in Europe and South America. Miss Krohn is fluent in Spanish, English and Swedish and also has knowledge of German and French.

> Felipe Armstrong - farmstrong@tradechile.cl
Felipe has a degree in Business Management from the Finis Terrae University in Chile. Heworks mainly as a Market Analyst. Being proficient in English, Mr. Armstrong worked in Banco Santiago as an Enterprises Business Executive and realized activities for the Export Agency ALPE.

> Jorge Sallorenzo - jsallorenzo@tradechile.cl
Jorge is the company’s Operational Manager.  He counts on a Computer Engineer degree from the Centro Profesional de Estudios de Computación in Santiago and has extended experience in this field, especially administrating computer networks running under Novel and Microsoft Windows NT operational systems. Mr. Sallorenzo ensures reliable operations of the company’s communication and operational systems. He is fluent in Spanish and has good knowledge of Italian and English.

> Laura González - lgonzalez@tradechile.cl
Laura has studies from the San Pablo Foundation in Executive Administration. Before joining TradeChile, Laura worked for the Multinational Telecommunications company, Telefonica. Currently Laura is in charge of the telemarketing, investigation and public relations activities of our firm.

> Marcela Reyes - mreyes@tradechile.cl
Marcela has studied marketing and public relations at Univerisdad Andres Bello. Previously to TradeChile, Marcela worked in a key Chilean marketing agency. Currently Marcela is in charge of the telemarketing, investigation and public relations activities of our firm.

> Paola Abarzua - pabarzua@tradechile.cl

> Patricia Rojas - projas@tradechile.cl
Patricia has extensive experience in sales and marketing and has studied at the ITESA Institute receiving a degree in bilingual assistance and administration.

> Veronica Medina - vmedina@tradechile.cl
Veronica pursued her studies in International Trade at the World Trade Center Denver & Metropolitan State College, Colorado USA and has a Master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacology from Aberdeen University, Scotland. Her past experience as a Trade Manager with the Colorado International Trade Office allows her to assist in various incoming visits and market research.  She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has knowledge of Portuguese and Italian.

> Vida Bugajec - vbugajec@tradechile.cl
Vida has a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin with a major in Marketing.  Ms. Bugajec acts as liaison between Chilean and foreign counterparts preparing Market and Representative/Distributor researches.  She is fluent in English, Spanish, Lithuanian and Russian, and has a good understanding of Polish and French.  Originally from Lithuania, Ms. Bugajec has a profound understanding of the markets of Eastern Europe and United States.

:: Marketing Experience & International Projects

During the last 5 years our company has had the privilege to work with clients from all over the world.

In terms of macro studies, we would like to enhance the most significant sector studies realized regarding the Chilean market during the last 3 years:
• Building Sector 2001
• Infrastructure Sector 2001 & 2003
• E-Government 2002
• Health and Medicine Sectors 2002 & 2003
• Agriculture and Agri-food Sectors 2002  
• Wine Industry
• Information Technology and Telecommunications 2000, 2002 and 2003
• Education Sector 2003

With regards to trade missions and visits, below we list a number of different areas where we have participated:  
• Canadian Sustainable Cities Initiative
• Construction & Housing Projects Annual Multisectorial Missions from Pennsylvania
• Annual Multisectorial Missions from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Ontario
• Multisectorial Missions from California, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Thailand
• CMHC Annual Commercial Missions
• IT Missions from Ontario and Manitoba
• PEI Aquiculture Commercial Mission  
• Fact Finding Infrastructure Mission
• CALL Agricultural Mission to Chile
• Trade Missions to Expomin, Edifica, Expoagro etc.
• Political Agenda for Governor Thomas Ridge from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
• OEA General Assembly in Chile
• II Interministerial Meeting between “Grupo de Río” and the EU/ EC

In the area of missions from Chile and Argentina to foreign markets, in the search for technology and/ or investment, we have organized the following missions:
• Construction Sector (Canada)
• ICT Sector (Canada & USA)
• Mining Sector (Ontario & Quebec)
• Environmental Sector (Europe)
• Retail Market (Europe)
• Agriculture Sector (Canada)
• Modular Housing - Fundación Chile (USA)

Tradechile S.A. Todos los derechos reservados.
Alfredo Barros Errázuriz 1953, Oficina 101. Providencia, Santiago. Fono (56-2) 244 2435,
Fax (56-2) 244 2436, e-mail tradechile@tradechile.cl