Mr. Gazmuri holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Catholic University of Chile. Whilst studying there, he served as Assistant Teacher for the Theory of Prices course and as Extraordinary Professor of Finance.
He was awarded the Ordre National du Mérite by the French government.
At present, Mr. Gazmuri is a director of Enel Chile and chairman of its Directors’ Committee of Enel Chile. He is also President and shareholder of Eurofrance S.A. (since 1985), Inversiones Magno Ltda. (since 1982), Inversiones Guardia Vieja S.A. (since 1994), Citroën Chile S.A.C. (since 1983) and Agrícola y Comercial Río Tinto Ltda. (since 2002). He is also President of the Asociación Chilena de Seguridad (since July 2011), Vice-President of Invexans S.A. (since May 2014) and a director of Alcántara Administradora General de Fondos (since August 2015).
In 1967, he began his professional career at Elecmetal S.A. (steel smelter) where, after five years, he became General Manager. In this post, he led the creation of one of Chile’s most important industrial conglomerates. His professional career also resulted in his appointment as a director of different companies outside this group.
In 1982, Mr. Gazmuri decided to become independent and launch his own business activities. Since then, he has participated in the creation of companies that include Magenta Computación S.A. (an IT company that is a leader in Chile in network integration), Bresler S.A. (food industry), Hush Puppies Chile Ltda. (footwear manufacture) and Agrícola Río Tinto S.A. (an agricultural company).
Of particular importance in his business activities was the acquisition in 1983 of Citroën Chile S.A.C., until then a subsidiary of Automobiles Citroën S.A. (France). This marked the start of his activities in the vehicle sector as the exclusive importer and distributor in Chile of Citroën products.
In addition to his business activities, Mr. Gazmuri has also played an important role in different business associations. In 1997, he was elected First Vice-President of Chile’s Manufacturers’ Association (SOFOFA), a position he held until 2005. He has also served as Honorary Director of the French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and Industry A.G. and on the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Industry and Commerce (CPC). Between 2005 a 2009, he served as Vice-President of the International Chamber of Commerce.