· Penchyna Grub has
extensive experience in the legal, financial, social and housing sector.
· The new director will
contribute to making the housing sector an engine of the domestic market and
the national economy.
President Enrique Peña
Nieto will submit the nomination of David
Penchyna Grub as the new Director General of the Institute to the General
Assembly of Infonavit, if the Senate grants him license for that purpose.
David Penchyna Grub holds a
degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, with graduate
degrees in public policy and political science from the Instituto Tecnológico
Autónomo de México and the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Among other positions, he was
Director of Coordination of Housing, Sectoral General Coordinator of the Ministry
of Social Development (SEDESOL) and Assistant Director General of Infonavit. He also served as Minister
of Economic Development and Social Development of the State of Hidalgo.
He was a federal delegate
in the LVIII and the LXI Legislature.
currently senator for Hidalgo in the LXIII Legislature.
The president has indicated
that the new director general of the Institute should continue to promote
actions for workers in Mexico, under the National Housing Policy; by helping to
make this sector an engine of the domestic market and the national economy.
The new Infonavit director will
continue the “An Extra Room” strategy to combat overcrowding and increase the
added value of beneficiaries’ homes-built with one room between 2002 and 2012-;
continue the policy of social inclusion through credits to adapt housing for
people with motor or visual disability; maintain the program to restore housing
units; and develop schemes for mortgage mobility and support for mothers who
are also heads of household.