Professor Ximena Fuentes was appointed as National Director of State Borders and Boundaries on October 15, 2015, after being elected through the Senior Executive Service System.
Ambassador Fuentes has a law degree from the University of Chile and a DPhil in International Law from the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis was entitled: “The criteria of equitable utilization of international watercourses in general international law”.
The Director is a Professor of Public International Law at the The University of Chile. She has taught at the University of Talca, the Adolfo Ibañez University, and in the LLM at the University of Heidelberg in Latin America.
Between 2008 and 2012, she served as Chilean counsel in the Perú v. Chile maritime dispute presented at the International Court of Justice. Later, she worked as the executive coordinator of Chile’s defense in the case Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)
In 2016 she was appointed as Agent of Chile at the International Court of Justice in the case Dispute over the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala (Chile v. Bolivia)