Education and Career
Jadresic is the son of the psychiatrist, Víctor Jadresic Vargas and the academic Mimi Marinovic. He studied at the Liceum A-8 in Santiago de Chile and was accepted into the University of Chile after getting one of the highest score (812) in the Academic Aptitude Exam in the country. He graduated with a masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile and subsequently continued his education at Harvard University where he completed a Ph.D. in economics in 1984.
After completing his studies in the United States, Jadresic returned to Chile and began to make a living as a teacher. He also became politically active in campaigns that supported an end to the Pinochet regime, nevertheless he always remained an independent from the major anti-Pinochet political parties.
He is currently Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, he also is a board member of Entel (Chile’s main telecommunications company) and director of Jadresic Consulting Ltd a business services firm.
Jadresic was awarded the Best Engineer Award 2005 from the School of Engineers of Chile and the Order of Prince Trpimir from the Republic of Croatia.
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