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Sichel in 2019
|President of the Banco del Estado de Chile|
4 June 2020 – 18 December 2020
|Preceded by||Arturo Tagle|
|Succeeded by||Ricardo de Tezanos Pinto|
|Minister of Social Development|
19 June 2019 – 4 June 2020
|Preceded by||Alfredo Moreno Charme|
|Succeeded by||Cristián Monckeberg|
|Executive Vice President of the CORFO|
9 March 2018 – 13 June 2019
|Preceded by||Eduardo Bitrán|
|Succeeded by||Pablo Terrazas|
Sebastián Andrés Sichel Ramírez
30 July 1977
|Residence(s)||Las Condes, Chile|
Sebastián Iglesias Sichel Ramírez (born 30 July 1977) is a Chilean lawyer, professor, ex minister of State and politician who served as president of the Banco del Estado de Chile (BancoEstado) from June 2020 until December 2020. He also previously served as Minister of Social Development and Family and executive vice president of Corfo under the second government of Sebastián Piñera. He was an independent candidate in the 2021 Chilean presidential election who ran under the centre-right Chile Podemos Más coalition.
In 2010, he was one of the founding members of El Dínamo, an online newspaper on topics such as politics, culture, and sports.
Born in Santiago, his parents are Antonio Alejandro José Sichel Poblete and Ana María Ramírez Alvarado. His birth name was registered as Sebastián Sichel, but his paternal surname was changed to Iglesias after his mother married Saúl Iglesias. When Sebastián Iglesias was 11 years old, he learned from his grandfather that Saúl Iglesias was not his father. He then met his biological father for the first time at age 30 and changed his paternal surname back to Sichel, but retained Iglesias as his middle name out of affection.
He studied at the María Goretti Lyceum, in Concón, and the Alexander Fleming Lyceum. Subsequently, he obtained a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) where he also obtained his master's degree in public law. Sichel Ramírez was a professor of constitutional law at the San Sebastián University from 2016 to 2018.
In 2008, he married the journalist Bárbara Encina. They have three children.
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