Salomon Chertorivski Woldenberg

Professor and Researcher at CIDE, Mexico Government

Bachelor's and Master's in Economics, Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México); Master's in Public Policy, Harvard University. Five years as Coordinator, Social Cabinet, State of Michoacán, responsible for developing and implementing health programmes, as well as other education and social programmes. Has also worked extensively in the business arena, identifying opportunities and social challenges facing Mexico's private sector; formerly with the Social Development Secretariat (Secretaría de Desarrollo Social), developing and implementing public policies. 2006-09, CEO, Disconsa, a stated-owned enterprise in charge of supplying food and staples to more than 20,000 poor rural communities. 2009, appointed National Commissioner of Social Health Protection System (Seguro Popular), which currently provides health coverage to over 49 million Mexicans and will provide universal health coverage. 2011, Secretary of Health of Mexico. Recently, Secretary of Economic Development of Mexico City.