Magaly Espinosa Sarria

Advisor to the Minister of Public Works, Chile

Magaly Espinosa Sarria

Advisor to the Minister of Public Works, Chile

Biography

Mrs. Magaly Espinosa Sarria, holds a degree in economics from the University of Chile, and is a graduate of the Postgraduate in Economics ILADES – Georgetown.

Her career has followed a trajectory of 30 years in the public sector in Chile, in a range of positions involved in the regulation of public policies and services. Between 1984 and 1994 she worked on environmental regulation and public services in the Ministry of Economy.

Subsequently and for 21 years, she worked in the Water Regulatory Agency (SISS), and for 12 years, specifically in the area of concessions and tariff setting of water and sanitation services in Chile.

In 2006, she was appointed as Superintendent of SISS through a public tender process, remaining 9 years in that position. The maximum legal period of 9 years established in the national legislation, concluded in 2015. During her mandate, the drinking water and sanitation sector of Chile achieved high standards of coverage and quality, with a growing participation of the private sector in the ownership and management of service companies.

From 2016 to date she has worked in the Ministry of Public Works of Chile, in the role of Advisor on Water Issues encompassing public policy for infrastructure works, water resources management, and the coordination and development of large projects of water infrastructure.

Session:

Day 1: Monday 24th April 2017

14:00 – 15:30 – Latin America Catalyzing PPPs in Latin America