Ignacio Tornero

Ignacio  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, and more. 

Ignacio began studying Mandarin Chinese in 2006 as one of the first Chilean students to be part of a Chinese language exchange program in China. In 2011, he was the winner of the Chilean phase of the “Chinese Bridge” language contest.

Between 2009 and 2018, he spent six years living and working in China, in Nanjing, Beijing and Shanghai.

Before founding East Consulting, Ignacio helped to open and manage the Chinese branch of the largest law firm in Chile (Carey) where he also represented the prestigious multinational technology company Crystal Lagoons. He also worked as an international associate at Dacheng Dentons and Grandall Law Firm.


The University of British Columbia

International MBA (top of the class) 2019

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Law, 2011

Beijing Language and Culture University

Mandarin Chinese (Hanban Scholarship), 2013

Nanjing University

Mandarin Chinese (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile scholarship), 2010

Activities and Memberships

  • Research Associate, University of Oxford, since 2024
  • Adjunct Professor, ‘China: Business, Law, Technology and Society’, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, since 2020
  • Member of the advisory committee of the Latin American Center of Tsinghua University in Chile, since 2019
  • Associate Researcher, Center of International Studies Universidad Católica (CEIUC), since 2019
  • Columnist “Connection to China", Diario Financiero, since 2019


Spanish, English, Mandarin Chinese (HSK5)

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