As President of the UPS Foundation, Ed Martinez is responsible for the operations and management of its global philanthropic, employee engagement and corporate relations programmes. In addition to his role as President of The UPS Foundation, Martinez also serves as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer with responsibilities for the advancement of diversity and inclusion programmes which empower over 435,000 UPS employees worldwide including its suppliers, customers and communities at the company.
Mr. Martinez joined UPS in 1976, as a package handler in UPS’s South Florida operation where he subsequently entered the management ranks within operations and the Industrial Engineering functions. Martinez later held senior management positions in the areas of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Risk Management, and Acquisitions. In these capacities, he also served UPS’s subsidiaries and International Region.
Martinez served as corporate counsel in the UPS Legal Department until 2007, where his practice included commercial transactions, intellectual property and information technology matters, as well as civil litigation. Prior to assuming the position as President, he served as Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations for The UPS Foundation.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Martinez served as former Chairperson and currently serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Response and serves on the UN Global Logistics Cluster’s Logistics Emergency Team Steering Council. He also serves as Principal representing UPS on the Corporate Board of Advisors for The National Council of La Raza organization as well as an Executive Advisor Representative to the Points of Light Institutes’ Service Council.