Salomón Chertorivski

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities

Areas of expertise: Global Cities


Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg is the secretary of economic development of Mexico City. Under this appointment, Secretary Chertorivski is responsible for the promotion of investment and employment in Mexico City, looking for strategies to improve the competitiveness of one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world. He most recently served as minister of health for Mexico. His career in the public sector extends over 17 years and has focused on using the tools of economics to generate social welfare through public policy.

He is a member of leading national and international organizations dedicated to promote research and improvement of the socioeconomic conditions of the population, including the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Mexican Society of Public Health, the Mexican Academy of Surgery, and the Mexican Institute for Democratic Transition. Secretary Chertorivski is the recipient of numerous awards including the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico’s (ITAM) 2012 Professional Merit Recognition, 2012 Medal for Merit from the Mexican Red Cross, 2012 Global Health Leader, and Young Global Leaders Award 2014. He has also authored the recently published books Del Salario Mínimo al Salario Digno (Chertorivski et al, 2015); Lactancia: Una Política Pública con Alto Potencial de Éxito en la Prevención en Salud (Chertorivski and Caballero, 2015); and De la Idea a la Práctica (Chertorivski, 2013), among several essays on the design and implementation of public policies, social and economic development, health financing and universal healthcare benefits, among other subjects in economics and politics. He received his bachelor of arts and masters in economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), and a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Secretary Chertorivski was the 2013 Gus Hart Visiting Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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