Country Information Chile
Chile is a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The northern desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes.
Chile is one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations, leading Latin American nations in competitiveness, income per capita, globalization and economic freedom, with Free Trade Agreements with 58 countries.
Country Director Chile
The Access Latin America representation in Chile has been established by Maarten Kraaijenhagen. He is an Entrepreneur and Businesses Creator with a multidisciplinary vision, creating bridges between different business areas.
He has worked as Consultant and Project Manager in the financial field in Europe (Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) in companies like Aon, ING Group, TNS & Numico. In 2005 he changed his base to Santiago de Chile and worked at MSC, world´s second biggest shipping company as Transhipment Coordinator. Later he worked as Regional Manager South Chile for the Heineken brand.
Maarten´s interest in international business has its roots at his International Education (Netherlands, Germany and Chile). He graduated with distinction as Master of Sciences in Business Administration with a specialization in Information and Knowledge Management at the Groningen State University in the Netherlands.
“Maarten is a well-organized, focused professional with talent for visionary projects and with strong management skills to deliver high class, value added Products and Services. I have known him for quite some time now and he has always been an interesting person to meet, know and work with, also his international scope gives him a plus, not only on business skills but also communication skills. It is always a pleasure and a value to my own personal work to interact with Maarten.” Patricio Rojas Hubner, Strategic Business Manager, Bloom Consulting
“Maarten is a highly skilled professional with the rare ability to put at ease and motivate its collaborators from the very first moment. While working with him, I always had the needed support to accomplish my tasks and the opportunity to learn from a professional who is ready to share its point of view and knowledge.” Ricardo Wechsler, Manager Parcela 24.