The Group took on the name “Drake” in memory of Sir Francis Drake, the sixteenth century Elizabethan navigator, explorer, discoverer, public servant and entrepreneur.
Drake was the first captain to circumnavigation of the earth. He was a man of humble roots, who left his known environment to face enormous challenges. He was also a public servant who did good in his community. He discovered the southernmost sea in the American continent, which joins the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Called the “Drake Passage” in his honor, this sea is Chile’s gateway to the Antarctic continent. He is an example of personal improvement, perseverance, efficiency and public service.
Drake´s family motto “sic parvis magna”, meaning “greatness from humble beginnings”, represents the feelings and style of the Group.