Bio

Gonzalo Smith is the Chief Legal and Governance Officer of S.A.C.I. Falabella, Chile’s largest publicly traded corporation measured by market cap and with subsidiaries operating in the retail, financial services, and commercial real estate sectors through a large network of businesses. The company has a presence in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Mexico.

Smith is an attorney admitted to practice in Chile and North Carolina. Prior to joining Falabella, Smith was Vice President and General Counsel for Latin America at Walmart Stores, Inc., a company in which he held different leadership positions within the Legal and Ethics department during 11 years, where he was based in Chile, Mexico, and the United States. Before his time with Walmart, Smith practiced corporate and securities law for ten years at firms in Chile (Carey y Cía.), New York (Davis Polk & Wardwell), and Madrid (Cuatrecasas Abogados). Smith holds an L.L.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D. from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and an M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas.