Career Conversation with World Fellow Jose Luis Chichoma
José Luis Chicoma is the executive director of Ethos Public Policy Lab, a Mexican think tank recognized as one of the most innovative and relevant in Latin America. Over the last five years, he has spearheaded a wide range of projects—including research and public policy proposals, hackathons, and storytelling through comics—which promote innovation, new instruments for public-private collaboration, government transparency, and anticorruption efforts. He was named by the prestigious Semana Economica magazine as one of the 25 people under 45 that will change the Peruvian economy. Previously, he held various high-level positions in the Peruvian public sector, including as Vice Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Industries, Director of Export Promotion for PROMPERU, and Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism. Chicoma has lectured on innovation, competitiveness and public management in various universities and contributes to Latin American magazines and newspapers such as Letras Libres, PODER, América Economía and Animal Político. He has served as president of the National Pisco Commission and Innovate Peru, and member of several boards from the public sector and civil society. He holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University and a BA in economics from Universidad del Pacífico.