Kathleen C. Barclay

Past President, AACCLA

Asesorías KCB, Ltda.
Santiago, Chile

Kathleen C. Barclay is currently Secretary of the PADF Board of Trustees.  Based in Santiago, Chile, Ms. Barclay is Principal of Asesorías KCB Ltd., a management consulting company focusing on cross-border business opportunities between the United States and Chile and between Chile and other parts of the Americas. 

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Bicecorp and Banco Bice. Additionally, Ms. Barclay is active in cultural and academic affairs; the Advisory Board of the Centro de Estudios Públicos; the Advisory Editorial Committee of El Diario Financiero; the Business Advisory Board to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at the Universidad del Desarrollo; the Advisory Board of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (www.uai.cl); the Global Advisory Board of Endeavor; Chairman of the Advisory Board of Endeavor-Chile; and the board of the Instituto Chileno Norteamericano de Cultura.   She is a member of the Council of the Americas and the United States Chamber of Commerce.  She is also a member of the Advisory Council to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) for its Karukinka project in Chile.

Prior to 2001, Ms. Barclay had a 23-year career in J. P. Morgan Chase including assignments in New York, London and Santiago.  She ran the Latin American Corporate Credit Area in the early 1980s and from 1988-1992, she was Director of Investment Banking in London, covering Latin American multinational advisory and capital markets.  From 1992-2000, Ms. Barclay was responsible for the Bank’s business in Chile with an emphasis on cross-border transactions and investment banking services.  As Senior Country Officer, she represented the firm on various boards of directors in representation of the Bank’s private equity sister company.  Under her direction, the Bank obtained a top-three leadership position for international M&A, capital markets and syndicated loan transactions.

Ms. Barclay is Past President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Chile (AmCham Chile) and is on its Board of Directors.  She is editor of Business Chile, the country’s only English language magazine.  In October 2006, she was re-elected Chair of AACCLA (the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America).  From 2003-2005, she was AACCLA Treasurer and a member of AACCLA’s Executive Committee.

She has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.