Cristián Hernández earned his degree in Molecular Biotechnology at Universidad de Chile and a Master in Bioscience Enterprise at the University of Cambridge, UK. Hernández has started several companies and has worked as a consultant for different firms and investment funds, both in Chile and the UK. In the UK he was Business Development Manager of Summit plc. In 2008, Hernández joined Fundación Ciencia & Vida as its Chief Business Officer. Currently, he is also the CEO of the Chilean start-up Andes Biotechnologies. Hernández is co-founder and chairman of RedEncuentros.