Isidoro Quiroga is a successful Chilean businessman and the CEO of Asesorías e Inversiones Benjamín. He has done business in several varied fields, including agriculture, mining, real estate and energy.
He started out as an entrepreneur in the 1970s. During a trip to the United States, he discovered the kiwi fruit, which was largely unknown in Chile at the time. He found success by importing the kiwi to his home country and encouraging farmers to grow it.
Later he diversified his investments. He became involved in the mining industry with companies like Andacollo Gold, which is owned by Asesorías e Inversiones Benjamín. He also managed the important energy company Soquimich and Empresa Eléctrica Pilmaiquén S.A.
More recently, he bought and sold Enphase Energy for massive profits. He originally purchased it in 2018 for $20 million. After investing in it, he was able to sell for $819 million, meaning he made a whopping $735 million.
He has bought and sold other companies as well. In 2009 he sold Australis Seafoods for $91 million. He is well known for his involvement in the salmon industry.
Isidoro Quiroga is also known for investing internationally. He has done business not only in Chile, but also with Argentina, China, Australia and various European countries. More recently, he has expressed interest in California’s Silicon Valley.
His work is not limited to any one sphere, either. He has invested in almost everything, from modern technology to wine and olive oil. Not putting all his eggs in one basket is what has allowed Isidoro Quiroga to continue to thrive all these years, even after challenges like the infectious salmon anemia virus outbreak that damaged the fish industry. It’s this versatility that has made him one of the most successful, respected businessmen in modern Chile.