Mario Waissbluth is a Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of Universidad de Chile. He is also the National Coordinator of the citizen's movement and President of the Educación 2020 Foundation.
Additionally, he is Member of the Board of INVERTEC Foods, EPAV SA, and chairman of the board of MORPET SA.
He is a Chemical Engineer from the Universidad de Chile (1970) and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin (1974).
Formerly, he was a member ratified by the Senate of the High Public Management Council for the period 2004-2010. He was also Technology Manager at the National Council for Science and Technology in Mexico, and Director of the Center for Technological Innovation of the National University of Mexico,
He was Board Member of CODELCO, the largest copper mining company in Chile, and Executive Director of INVERTEC IGT, a management consulting firm, from 1989 to 2005
He has published more than 80 papers and/or book chapters, and managed more than 200 consulting projects in subjects ranging from education policy and biotechnology to strategic planning, innovation management and public sector management.