The second largest economy in Latin America, Mexico is undergoing rapid social, political, and economic change. A new generation of leaders is working to reclaim Mexico’s status as a dynamic and thriving global player. Yet the legacies of drug related violence, corruption, and a troubled educational system remain stubborn obstacles to success. Join the 2013 Hart Fellow Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg, one of Mexico’s most promising new leaders, in a discussion of Mexico’s growth and commitment to social development as it competes in the global economy.
Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg is the secretary of economic development for Mexico City where he is responsible for increasing foreign direct investment, creating a healthier and more equal society, and better connecting Mexico to the world. Previously, he served as Mexico’s minister of health, where he was celebrated for extending healthcare coverage to all Mexican citizens. He is a member of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control, and is also a lecturer at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM). Chertorivski holds a BA and a MS from ITAM, as well as a MPP from Harvard University.