Licentiate Degree in Philosophy, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Master’s Degree in Political Science, majoring in International Relations, from Georgetown University’s School of Government in Washington, D.C.
Founding partner of Hernán Reitze & Cía. S. A. (Corporate Translation Services); which, from 1987 to date provides professional legal, financial and business translation services to leading law firms, both in Chile (Carey, Claro, Alessandri, Etcheberry, ASL Corp, Harasic, Schaulsohn, and others) and in the United States (Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C.; Baker McKenzie, New York; Sherman Sterling, New York; Cleary Gottlieb Teen & Hamilton, New York, et al.). He has also translated various international arbitral awards for the Secretariat of the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration (ICC), Paris.
He served as International Advisor to the Presidency of Codelco-New York, to collaborate in the lobbying activities, carried out by Codelco-Chile in conjunction with the Chilean Embassy before President Reagan’s White House, aimed at protecting Chile’s copper exports to the United States (1984 US/ITC Case).
He was appointed by Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to serve as Economic Counsellor to the Permanent Mission of Chile before the United Nations in New York; a diplomatic post charged with monitoring and reporting the about the economic development programs and decisions incumbent upon the UN’s Second Committee.
He served as General Manager of Empresas Médicas de Chile and, simultaneously, as Board Member of Clínica Santa María’s Board of Directors, representing the interests of Banco de Chile.
He began his work life as an international executive of the World Bank (IBRD), in Washington, D.C., working in various departments therein such as: External Debt Statistics, Capital Flows for Economic Development, and International Commodity Trade. During his last 5 years at the Bank, however, he was appointed International Liaison and Coordination Officer of the Bank’s Office of Environmental and Health Affairs (OEHA), in charge of representing and coordinating the bank’s environmental and health policies with the relevant international agencies of the United Nations system (i.e. UNEP, FAO, UNDP, WHO and others).