Sergio Bitar

Sergio Bitar is a Chilean politician and economist. He is currently the President of the Fundación por la Democracia in Chile and a nonresident senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, where he heads the Global Trends and Latin America’s Future Initiative. Bitar served as the Minister of Mining under President Salvador Allende in 1973 and under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, was imprisoned then forced into exile (1974-1984). After his return to Chile, he was elected president of the Party for Democracy on three occasions between 1992 and 2008 and served as a Senator. He served as Minister of Education under President Ricardo Lagos and Minister of Public Works under President Michelle Bachelet.

 

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