has been a member of our board of directors since 2001 and was re-elected in 2017. He is also the chairman of Inversiones Vita S.A., and a member of the board of directors of several other companies, including Banchile Asesoría Financiera S.A., Banchile Seguros de Vida S.A., Inversiones Vita Bis S.A., Quiñenco S.A., Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores S.A., Antofagasta plc, Mining Group Antofagasta Minerals S.A., Andsberg Investment Ltd., Andsberg Limited, Inmobiliaria e Inversiones Río Claro S.A., Empresa Nacional de Energía ENEX S.A., and SegChile Seguros Generales S.A., since 2017. He is also vice chairman of Fundación Andrónico Luksic A. and Fundación Educacional Luksic. Previously, Mr. Menéndez served as chief executive officer of the Antofagasta Railway to Bolivia, Banco O’Higgins and Empresas Lucchetti. Since 1990, he has been Member of the Board of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S.A. Bladex, being Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 1998 and since 2002 until now. Mr. Menéndez was a member of the board of directors and the executive committee at Banco Santiago and a member of the board of directors at Banco de A. Edwards. He was a professor of finance, economics and business policy at Universidad de Chile. Mr. Menéndez was distinguished in 2008 by the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universidad de Chile, as the most outstanding graduate, in recognition of his career and contributions to society in the business and entrepreneurial sectors of Chile and was also awarded the prize Excelencia 90 as the most distinguished businessman of the year in Chile by AméricaEconomía magazine in 1990. He holds a degree in business administration and accounting from Universidad de Chile.
Mr. Menéndez is a member of the following committees:
• Board Loan Committee,
• inance, International and Market Risk Committee,
• Portfolio Risk Committee,
• Consumer Finance Division Committee, and
• Factoring Committee.