Ministerial Meeting on Responsible Business Conduct


Francisco Saffie

The Permanent Mission of Chile to the OECD

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD


Francisco Saffie Gatica holds a LLB degree from Universidad de Chile, a Master’s in Taxation degree from the same university, and a PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh. In addition, he was a Global Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University School of Law during 2018-2019. Ambassador Saffie practised law in prestigious private law firms, specializing in taxation. He also served as a tax policy advisor in the second government of President Bachelet to Finance Ministers Alberto Arenas and Rodrigo Valdés. In academia, Francisco served as a law professor at the Law School of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez between 2012 and 2022. During those years, he taught the courses "Legal System" and "Tax Law" and several specialization seminars in tax law, theory of law, and political philosophy. In addition, between 2012 and 2015, he was the Academic Director of the Master in Taxation and Tax Management, and the undergraduate law programme. In his academic work he published several papers, received research grants, and was awarded a Fondecyt project. He was also a visiting professor in the Master's program in Tax Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Lima.