Andrónico Luksic Craig

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Andrónico Luksic Craig
Andronico Luksic Craig.jpg
Born (1954-04-16) April 16, 1954 (age 66)
Alma materBabson College
Net worth$4.6 billion[1]
Parent(s)Andrónico Luksic
Ena Craig
RelativesGuillermo Luksic Craig (brother)
Jean-Paul Luksic Fontbona (half-brother)

Andrónico Luksic Craig (born in Antofagasta (Chile), on April 16, 1954) is a businessman and chairman of Quiñenco, a holding of the Luksic Group, one of Chile's largest conglomerates.[2][3]


Andrónico Luksic Craig is the eldest son of Andrónico Luksic and Ena Craig. He spent his early childhood years, along with his younger brother Guillermo, in the mineral deserts of northern Chile. When Andrónico was only around four years old, his mother died during a heart operation. Fourteen years after this unfortunate death, his father would marry Iris Fontbona; the couple would go on to have three children: María Paola, María Gabriela and Jean-Paul.[citation needed]

In 1960, Andrónico and his family moved to Santiago, where they lived in a house at Alcántara street. In Santiago, he first attended The Grange School. Then, at the age of 16, Andrónico went to the United States to attend high school at the Dublin School for Boys (in New Hampshire). Upon graduating, he moved to Boston to pursue a degree in business at Babson College. His tenure at Babson was cut short when he returned to South America to work in the family's Ford dealerships.[citation needed]

There, he married the Argentine Patricia Lederer Tcherniak (born in 1958 ?), with whom he had five children: Andrónico (b. 1981), Davor, Dax, Maximiliano and Fernanda.[2] The couple divorced in 2016.

At the age of fifty, without prior mountaineering experience, Andrónico managed to reach the summit of Mount Everest in May 2004. Soon after, in 2005, he completed the "Seven Summits of the World" (reaching the summit of the highest peak on each of the seven continents of the world).[4]

Business career[edit]

When his brother Guillermo died in 2013, Andrónico stepped into the role of Chairman of the Luksic Group and several of its related companies, notably Quinenco S.A., the holding company for the family’s non-mining investments. He decided to concentrate on consolidation of the group and on building strong positions for the new acquisitions.[2][3]

Luksic is chairman of Quiñenco but also of Compañía Cervecerías Unidas S.A. (CCU) and its subsidiary companies CCU Chile, CCU Argentina and ECUSA, vice chairman of Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. (CSAV), of Banco de Chile and a member of the board of directors of Madeco S.A. (renamed Invexans), and Sociedad de Fomento Fabril (SOFOFA). He is member of the International Advisory Council of Barrick Gold, the Brookings Institution, the Panama Canal Authority and the Chairman's International Council of the Council of the Americas, the International Advisory Council of the President, board member of the Chilean Pacific Foundation and member of the Latin American Council of Nature Conservacy.[5]

Andrónico Luksic was designated as Chairman of Quiñenco's Board in April 2013.

He is also a member of the Boards of the mining companies Antofagasta PLC and Antofagasta Minerals, both part of the Luksic Group.

Awards and distinctions[edit]

In 2007 he graduates as officer of reserve of the Army in Chile, together with other 16 professionals and businessmen.[6]

In 2010, Andrónico Luksic was reelected as one of the three representatives of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).[7]

In 2011, Andrónico was awarded with Gold Medal of the Americas Society for his involvement in the education field (promotion of education, debate and dialogue in the whole America). Luksic is the first and only Chilean businessman who has received this high distinction.[8]

In 2013, Andrónico Luksic Craig was awarded business leader with best reputation in the "Merco Chile 2013", a corporate reputation rating published by El Mercurio, for his role as Vice-Chairman of Banco de Chile.[9]

He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.[10]

He is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council of the Shanghai municipality, and served as a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for 15 years. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold, the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution, and the Panama Canal Advisory Board, as well as the Chairman’s International Advisory Council of the Council of the Americas. Finally, he is a founding member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council, the Columbia University Global Leadership Council, and the Fudan University School of Management IAB. He is also a Trustee Emeritus at Babson College, and a member of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.[1]


  1. ^ "Iris Fontbona & family". Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Mendoza, Luis (3 January 2014). "Andrónico Luksic prepara sucesión y capitaliza la matriz de Quiñenco". La Segunda. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "El año sin Guillermo". Que Pasa. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Andrónico Luksic hace cima en el Everest". El Mercurio (in Spanish). 15 May 2004. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Andronico Craig profile". Forbes. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  6. ^ "17 Empresarios, profesionales y el ministro Vidal se graduaron como oficiales de reserva del Ejército". El Mercurio. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  7. ^ "ABAC Members". Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Americas Society Awards Margarita Zavala with the Gold Medal". Council of the Americas. 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Top ten of the most reputable leaders in Chile". El Mercurio. 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Andrónico Luksic | Blavatnik School of Government". Retrieved 2015-12-22.