Ignacio Tornero

Founder at East Consulting
Ignacio Tornero - Founder at East Consulting


Ignacio Tornero is a Chilean attorney and MBA, and has more than 10 years of experience advising Chinese companies in the region and Latin American enterprises in their businesses in China. He has assisted state groups, private companies, start-ups, government entities, joint ventures, and educational institutions in various industries, including technology, agriculture, food & beverage, education, foreign trade, venture capital, mining, energy, forestry, construction, shipping & logistics. 

He was part of the first group of Chilean that took part in a language program in China in 2009. Between 2009-2018, he lived six years in China in Nanjing, Beijing, and Shanghai.

Prior to launching East Consulting, he worked for nine years at Chile’s largest law firm (Carey), where he led the opening of its Shanghai office between 2013-2018, and also represented the multinational technology company Crystal Lagoons.

He is an adjunct professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and an associate researcher at its Center of International Studies. He also sits on the advisory committee of Tsinghua University Latin America Center.

He got his LLB from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, an MBA from The University of British Columbia in Shanghai, and has Chinese language studies at Nanjing University and Beijing and Culture University.

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