Luis Raúl Bernal Riquelme
Hernando de Aguirre ***, Dpto. 3, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
I am seeking a challenge and job opportunity to develop a career in the USA where I have a deep
academic and working connection since I studied a Master Degree Program at Georgetown University.
As a fully bilingual professional, my field of interest and expertise is human resources, labor/employee relations and consumers rights issues. A key strength is workers compensation education and prevention, in addition of being a lawyer. I performed as an international consultant at the Pan American Health Organization in Washington DC.
I am now a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) at both the national and
local level Greenville, South Carolina. I am enrolled in a 12-week prep-course for the SHRM-SCP Exam. I
expect to earn the Senior Certified Professional in the May/June 2020 timeframe.
As a Chilean citizen, I also have a favored position to apply for the H1B1 visa, a more expedited and
simpler process. I have expert local legal counsel on immigration matters who will assist me and
coordinate with the employer in the application and process.
I reside in Simpsonville, South Carolina with my American international parents, a relationship begun over
40 years ago.
INDEPENDENT LAWYER -August 2018 to date
Consultant of human resources issues and speaker of labor subjects for FA Training for Enterprises’ Personnel (FA Capacitaciones).
Legal assistant for Protector Chile SpA.
Legal assistant for Cataldo Tansports SpA.
MINISTRO HALES-CODELCO CHILE-March 2014 to June 2018. and
EL TENIENTE-CODELCO CHILE-January 2005 to March 2013
Head of Labor/Employee Relations – Human Resources Management
In charge of the relation with the Supervisors’ Union and Workers Union of the company, in order to develop matters such as professional training, health care and conditions related to working shifts, system of Strategic Alliance commissions and Collective Bargaining Agreements; analysis of disciplinary situations, support in human resources projects, development of highly qualified teams, among many others. Participation in 5 Collective Bargaining processes. At times, and when it has been required, has been temporary Human Resources Manager.
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE-February 2001 to January 2005
Head of Judicial Division - In charge of the designing of policies in the legal system, monitoring of presidential pardon issues, legal assistance to the community and relation with the Judiciary Power.
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, MINING AND ENERGY - April 2000 to February 2001
Legal Advisor- In charge of the coordination with Congress of different technical units of the three Ministries, regarding the processing of various law projects prepared by this entity.
NATIONAL CONSUMERS’ AGENCY (SERNAC) - November 1998 to March 2000
National Director- Responsible for the superior management of the Agency, coordinating the activities of the different inner sections, such as legal, economic, market research, consumer s education, regional offices, management and human resources, among others. Takes part in the legislative debate of the law project that regulates the protection of personal financial data, which currently is a law of the Republic.
Other Background and Employment
NATIONAL MINING COMPANY (ENAMI)- July 1994 to August 1995 Chief Attorney.
NATIONAL CONSUMERS AGENCY (SERNAC)- October 1992 to July 1994 Chief Attorney.
MINISTRY GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE PRESIDENCY March 1990 to October 1992
Vice-Minister Assistant/Legal Advisor of the Inter-Ministries Coordination Division.
ARCIS UNIVERSITY, LAW FACULTY March 2002 to December 2004
Professor of Commercial and Civil Law.
UNIACC UNIVERSITY, LAW FACULTY June to December 2004
Professor of Commercial Law.
MINING AND METALLURGICAL CENTER OF RESEARCH February to October 1998
Consultant/Human Resources Manager.
PANAMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION Washington D.C. June 1996 to October 1997
Consultant/Office of Foreign Relations.
1997 Masters in Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1995 – 1997).
1989 Academic Degree as a Lawyer.
1988 Legal and Social Sciences Bachelor s Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
COURSES Y SEMINARS
-Seminar: Strategic Administration of Human Resources, organized by the Extension
Department University of California, Santiago, Chile 1994.
-Seminar: Managing People, with professor Charles Dwyer, organized by the Extension
Department of the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. Santiago, Chile. 1995.
-Senior Executive Programme, London Business School. London, Great Britain
LANGUAGES - Full command of oral and written English. Native Spanish.
COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS - Command of the following programs: Word for Windows & Excel