Facundo Garretón

Member of Congress

Former Chairman of SociaLab, the most important platform for social entrepreneur in Latin America. Garretón is also Founder and Director of, one of Latin America's largest online stocks brokerage firms. He is also member of YGL, Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. Former Regional Chairman of YPO, Young Presidents’ Organization for Latin America & Caribbean. Before his actual position as a Congressman, he was Board Member in many Internet Companies throughout Latin America: StartUp Stock Exchange, VU Security, Trendsetters, WeHostels, GoodPeople, AhorrarOnline,, Increase Card, etc.

In addition, Garretón is currently the President of ASEA (Entrepreneurs Association of

Argentina) and Member of the Board of ASECH (Entrepreneurs Association of Chile) Garretón studied Systems Analysis at the Universidad de Tucumán.

He completed a Master ’s program in Business Administration at UC Berkeley. He has specialized in Banking & Financial Services, obtaining a postgraduate degree at Boston University. He is also an Alumni at IESE (Spain), IAE (Argentina) and IPADE (Mexico).

He has participated in the special program for Emerging Markets at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad) and the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at Harvard University.

Garretón is a member of the Endeavor network, acting as a Board Member at Endeavor NOA promoting entrepreneurship in Latin America. He also participates as judge and selector at NAVES (IAE), NXTP Labs, Start-Up Chile, Wayra, BID Challenge, MIT Technology Review, etc. In addition, he was part of the Board at Ashoka promoting social entrepreneurship in Latin America.