Patricio Rivas is a bachelor in business administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has more than 35 years of experience as an executive and director in different financial and retail industries companies, both in Chile and various countries.
He started his professional career at Citibank, where he spent 14 years occupying different management positions in management control, treasury, finance, local and international investments, branches, and strategic planning.
He continues his career at Cencosud, where he implements the retail finance business. It leads the business model exportation to Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Colombia, operations.
After almost two decades, he consolidates the Financial Retail Business in Cencosud, reaching over 5 million active clients and over 5BUS$ billion in annual sales.
In his last stage within Cencosud, he actively participated in developing strategic alliances for Cencosud's financial business with financial partners in Brazil (Banco Bradesco), in Colombia (Banco Colpatria), and in Chile and Peru (Banco Scotiabank).