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, Eduardo also serves as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer with responsibilities for the advancement of diversity and inclusion programmes which empower more than 435,000 UPS employees worldwide including its suppliers, customers and communities at the company.
Eduardo 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.
Eduardo 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, Eduardo served as former Chairperson and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Response. He also serves on the UN Global Logistics Cluster’s Logistics Emergency Team Steering Council, as Principal representing UPS on the Corporate Board of Advisors for The National Council of La Raza organisation, as well as an Executive Advisor Representative to the Points of Light Institute’s Service Council.
About Business in the Community’s Global Goals Leadership Team
Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.
The purpose of BITC’s Global Goals Leadership Team is to accelerate business progress towards being purpose-driven and deliver on the Global Goals also known as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Find out more about BITC’s work on the Global Goals.