Daniel is an MBA student at CJBS. Prior to starting the programme he worked at FOCUS, a consulting group for non-profit organisations as Project Manager and Associate Consultant. Here Daniel managed the biggest Chilean Social Investment Fund, focused on two dimensions of projects - children and adolescents at social risk, and urban projects in poor neighbourhoods. Daniel led the development of a framework to evaluate and track the impact of projects in order to maximize the measurable social impact of the fund.
Previously Daniel worked for three years for the NGO TECHO, a youth led non-profit organisation present in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, which works to overcome poverty through collaboration of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers. Here, Daniel participated in the design and management of a new microfinance model of for entrepreneurs in slums, to increase essential access to capital at the bottom of the pyramid. Later, he led the team of economic and quantitative studies of TECHO, which develops the theoretical and empirical foundations for the fieldwork.
During his graduate studies at Universidad Catolica de Chile and University of California, Daniel led several volunteer projects in impoverished areas, focused on building emergency houses. He has degrees in Business and Economics, with a minor in Sociology. His final thesis was about the impact of Early Childhood education, proving with econometric models how this intervention is critical for future individual performance, especially among the poorest children.
"We need to devote our best professionals, our most powerful ideas, and the most valuable resources to achieve social impact. Only through the joint work of social organisations, private sector and governments, we will able to change radically the life of the poorest.
"My highest aspiration would be leading projects or organisations focused on human development driven by the empowerment of people through education, knowledge transfer, or financial investment."