Alfonso began his career as an academic at Universidad Católica, Chile in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department. Upon transitioning to the private sector, he was a founding partner of companies such as Apple Chile and Virtualia, the first social network developed in Latin America. Alfonso has served as an Advisor and on the Board of Directors of numerous companies and institutions including the National Council of Culture and the Arts, the Digital Country Foundation, the Anacleto Angelini Innovation Center at Universidad Católica, and the National Innovation Council. In addition, Alfonso served as Dean of the Business School of Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile. Currently Alfonso serves on the Board of Directors of Banco Santander and as an advisor to several companies and projects. He is a graduate of Universidad Católica, Chile with a degree in civil engineering, and holds a Ph.D. from the Royal College of Art in London, United Kingdom.