Politician and attorney who worked his way through the system to become the Defense Minister of Chile in 2011. Previously, he was a Senator of Chile for the Los Rios Region and served as a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.
He graduated with a law degree from the University of Chile.
He was one of the founders of the liberal conservative political party Renovación Nacional.
His daughter Ignacia is a well-known actress. He has sons named Juan and Raimundo. His parents' names are Margarita and Miguel.
He stated that Winston Churchill was one of his major political influences.