Juan Cristóbal Portales, new Managing Director at LLYC Chile
LLYC welcomed Juan Cristobal Portales as the new Managing Director for its operations in Santiago in a further step in the company’s growth strategy.
Juan Cristóbal brings over two decades of experience in communications and consulting, having worked as a consultant and academic expert in political and corporate communications, public affairs and stakeholder management, and socio-environmental and reputational compliance. He has also worked as a consultant in over 40 projects in public and private institutions in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
Juan Cristóbal graduated in journalism from the Pontificia Universidad Católica, holds a Master’s degree in Government and Public Management from the Universidad de Chile, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Communication from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has also authored the book “Chile Corporativo: El desafío de conectar con el Chile ciudadano” (Corporate Chile: challenges in connecting with the Chilean citizenry) and one of the editors of “La IV República: un acuerdo constitucional para Chile” (A constitutional agreement for Chile).
He has formed part of the LLYC Advisory Council in Chile, since 2018, collaborating closely on public affairs projects and high-level relationship strategies.
For Juan Carlos Gozzer, Partner and CEO of Latin America at LLYC, “Juan Cristóbal’s expertise and leadership will be key to the growth and consolidation of our operations in Chile. We are convinced that his contribution will strengthen the offer of value and solutions we provide to our clients even more.”
“Assuming the general management of LLYC in Chile after the last few years being involved as Senior Advisor is a natural step and a project that I am joining with great enthusiasm. My purpose, together with our team, is to add value, solutions and services that reinforce and extend the consultancy service that we offer to our clients,” said Juan Cristóbal Portales, managing director at LLYC Chile.