Executive President – LigaMX
In March 2011, Mikel was appointed Federal Commissioner for Protection against Health Risks of the Ministry of Health (Mexican FDA) and in December 2012 was ratified on office. On February 8, 2016, the Mexican President announced Mikel as the General Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), a position Mr. Arriola served until December 2017. IMAGO7 Mikel Arriola Peñalosa Born in Mexico City, Mikel Arriola has a Law Degree from the Universidad Anahuac del Norte, a master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK, as well as a master’s degree in Law from the University of Chicago, USA. In 2017, he received from the University of Chicago the award for professional merit, becoming the second Mexican citizen to be granted such distinction. His professional career has unfolded mainly in the public sector. In 2002 he was the Litigation Coordinator of Banrural (Agricultural National Bank). From 2003 to 2005 he served in Rural Financial (Government Financial Fund for Agriculture) where served as Compliance Officer and Corporate Deputy Director. In 2007, he joined the Finance Ministry (SHCP), where he served as Counselor to Minister of Finance, General Director of Revenue Planning of the Deputy Minister of Revenue and, as of 2009, Head of the Tax Legislation Unit of the Deputy Minister of Revenue. In January 2018 he was Candidate for the Mayor of Mexico City, which concluded with the elections which took place on July 1st of the same year, obtaining approximately 800,000 votes. Since 2018 in the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Mikel is a member of the Committee for the Regulatory Strengthening of Food and Drug Policies in Developing Nations. Furthermore, Mr. Arriola is also Member of the Committee of Experts for the Strengthening of Regulatory Agencies in the Continent of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Member of the board of Medica Sur.