Rafael Jara Araya

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Finance full time
  • Global Nationality: Chilean

Rafael holds an Engineer of Industry degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Rafael has also been a CFA Charterholder since 2019. Before joining London Business School, he worked in several financial roles for ten years. His last five years of experience were in the infrastructure industry as head of financial modelling at Transelec, an energy transmission company in Chile. During his career, he has analysed and executed several financing transactions, including 144A-Reg S bonds and project finance structured loans amounting to more than US$1bn in total. He also participated actively in several M&A and projects transactions throughout the LatAm region.

Rafael decided to pursue a Masters in Finance to advance his career in the finance field and to be prepared to take on any challenge ahead. He chose to join London Business School due to the challenging curriculum of the programme, the outstanding reputation for excellence of LBS and the diversity of the participating students. He also valued the experience to immerse himself in a foreign culture with a world-class faculty and a multicultural student body.

In addition to being a student ambassador, Rafael is an active member of the Finance, Investment Management and Design and Innovation clubs. In his spare time, he enjoys music, swimming and going out with friends.

Contact: rjaraaraya.mifft2021@london.edu