President & CEO, VisionFund International
Edgar S. Martinez serves as VisionFund International’s President and CEO effective January 2021. Edgar brings to VisionFund rich experience and broad expertise across business strategy, finance, risk, and operations, predominantly gained in the financial sector working in complex multi-national environments since 1996. Most recently he led the Credit Risk function for HSBC’s Wealth and Personal Banking segment globally, actively managing circa US $420bn in assets in 37 markets.
Reflecting on his journey, Edgar shared his life verse Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” He went on to say, “I’m humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to lead and work with a team of 7,200 VisionFund professionals in 28 countries that together seek to fulfill the mission of improving the lives of children and families living in vulnerable communities by offering financial and livelihood solutions.”
Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese, Edgar holds a B.S. from University of Central Florida; a MBA, Rollins College; and executive education from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School. He lives in the United States, and he and his wife Leiliane have twin 12-year-old boys, Gabriel and Rafael and a younger son, Matheus.