Carolina Arriagada Peters
Carolina Arriagada Peters has extensive experience in international trade and investment having spent eight years with London & Partners, the international promotion agency of the British capital. She designed and delivered ambitious Trade & Foreign Direct Investment plans that attracted high-calibre companies to London from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs. Her work ranged from managing complex pipelines of potential investors from over 80 countries to organising trade missions, undertaking government-wide consultations for new services and engaging with a wide range of both British and international stakeholders to amplify London’s position as one of the world’s leading place to do business.
A systemic thinker with extensive knowledge of how business ecosystems and clusters function, Carolina established Cities & Collaboration to advise and train governments on how to support international business, increase global connectedness and create partnerships for growth. She collaborates with the Inter-American Development Bank, The European Union, the World Economic Forum and has interviewed over 50 governments from all over the world for her upcoming book “Aftercare Explained”. Her research unveiled the correlations between business support services, placemaking and policy advocacy as drivers for economic growth.
Carolina sits in number of social good initiatives, including in the International Council of Hult Prize, the largest social entrepreneurship competition active in 100 countries and supported by the UN. She also leads Stone Stoup, an innovative initiative to unearth science and technology hold by indigenous populations as a means to address peer-thinking that underpins climate change. In addition, she sits at variety of boards including the Latin chapter of Tech London Advocates and the Anglo Chilean Society.
She holds an MBA and a MA in Communications.