Mauricio Banchieri

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Mauricio Banchieri Carter
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Alma materUniversidad Nacional Andrés Bello
OccupationBusinessman, entrepreneur, Chilean Trade Commissioner to New York at ProChile
OrganizationPuro Chile[1]

Mauricio Banchieri is a Chilean businessman and entrepreneur. Banchieri is the Chilean Trade Commissioner to New York at ProChile. He is a board member for the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce (CACC) in New York. He is the founder of Puro Chile, a Chilean specialty food store chain.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Banchieri was born in Santiago, Chile. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Andrés Bello National University in Santiago and a Master of Science in Information Systems from American University in Washington D.C.[8]


In 2004, Banchieri and his business partner founded the mobile marketing firm MZZO in Chile. MZZO was established as an information technology company, specializing in mobile marketing, web and engineering design.[9]

According to Newsweek, in 2009 Banchieri founded Puro Chile, a store to promote "the best products and services Chile has to offer to the city of New York."[4] Puro Chile and Puro Vino are niche shopping stores that promote Chilean culture in New York through luxury goods, food, textiles, and wine.[2][4][5] The Wall Street Journal classified Puro Chile as one of the best country-specific stores in NYC.[2]

In 2012, Banchieri was selected by the Business and Economics faculty at the Universidad Andrés Bello as the most successful alumni for his graduating year.[10]

Banchieri is a board member of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce of New York.[6] In January 2015, he spoke on a panel discussing the economical and business climate in Latin America at a conference hosted by the CACC.[11]

Chilean Trade Commissioner to New York[edit]

Banchieri was named the Chilean Trade Commissioner to New York in 2014.[11] As the trade commissioner, he helps develop Chilean trade in goods and services, promotes and attracts foreign direct investment, and fosters tourism.[3]


  1. ^ Dennis Marrero (1 July 2010). "Puro Chile". Specialty Foods. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Sarah Gold (11 July 2014). "Country-Specific Stores: The Next Best Thing to Buying There". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Commercial Affairs Trade Office". Embassy of Chile in the United States of America. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Amy Finnerty (10 December 2012). "Retail Diplomacy: Exploring the World through Shopping". Newsweek. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b Florence Fabricant (29 September 2009). "In SoHo, a Visit to Chile". New York Times. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Board of Directors". North American Chilean Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Con emprendedores e innovadores: el caso de la firma de tecnología móvil MZZO y Casa Check". El Mercurio. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Mauricio Banchieri Carter". Universidad Andrés Bello. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  9. ^ Azucena González (18 July 2010). "La faceta empresarial menos conocida de Hernán Somerville". Economía y Negocios. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Mauricio Banchieri fue el ganador de la Facultad de Economía y Negocios en Premios Alumni 2012". Economía y Negocios. 2012. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b "CACC Hosts Latin America 2015: Economic, Business and Trade Forecast". Global Philadelphia. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2016.