2017: Professional Achievement Award

Mikel Arriola, LLM’06

  • General Director, Mexican Institute of Social Security

Mexico City, Mexico

Mikel Arriola Peñalosa, LLM’06, was appointed general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security in February 2016 by the president of Mexico, a position he currently holds.

His professional career developed mainly in the public sector. In 2002 he was appointed litigation coordinator at Banrural. From 2003 to 2005 he held several positions at Financiera Rural, including regulatory compliance manager and deputy corporate director to the general director.

In 2007 he joined the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where he served as adviser to the minister; income planning general director of the undersecretary of revenue; and, since 2009, head of the tax legislation unit of the undersecretary of revenue.

In March 2011 he was appointed commissioner of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk of the Ministry of Health, a position in which he was ratified in December 2012.

Arriola was born in Mexico City and graduated from Universidad Anahuac del Norte from Mexico with a BA in law. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and public administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science and received a master’s degree in law from the University of Chicago in 2006.