Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg, Secretary, Economic Development, Mexico City

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.

Download an overview of his schedule and a photo slideshow of the week.

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.

The Gus Hart Fellowship is endowed by the Hart family to honor Gus Hart’s lifelong interest in Latin America and to recognize emerging Latin American leaders who are contributing to the advancement of society. The fellows spend one week in Chicago interacting with a range of Chicago‐based business, civic, and media professionals in a program tailored to further the fellows’ interests and to engage Chicagoans on key issues evolving in Latin America.

   THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013


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