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Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities

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About Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg

Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg was Secretary of Economic Development of Mexico City from 2012 to 2017. While in this role, the city's economy grew twice as much as the national economy. He served as Mexican minister of Health, changing the ministry's approach to healthcare treatment to a preventative model and implementing a comprehensive pharmaceutical policy. Prior to this, he was national commissioner of Social Protection in Health, where he expanded the Seguro Popular (Popular Insurance) to more than 55 million Mexicans. He served as CEO of DICONSA in 2006. Chertorivski Woldenberg also developed the largest optical company in Latin America. In 2014, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and the World Sustainable Development Forum named him the World Icon on Sustainability Endeavors in 2018. He has been a professor at the ITAM, the Universidad Iberoamericana and CIDE. He has written seven books, and holds a B.A. and M.A. in economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), as well as a MPP from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

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