Alfonso Martinez is the chief human resource officer of Laureate Education, Inc.
Mr. Martinez was previously vice president of global human resources for Laureate Global Products and Services. In this position, he led the GPS HR teams around the world.
Prior to joining Laureate, Mr. Martinez was the executive vice president and chief human resource officer for NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded Fortune 500 company that provides mobile communications services throughout Latin America and Brazil. Prior to that, he was group vice president of global talent for Sodexo, an international food and facilities management services company. During his tenure with Sodexo, Alfonso also served as senior vice president of human resources for the Corporate Services Division.
Mr. Martinez began his career with Marriott International, serving in numerous operational positions including area general manager for 40 Courtyard and Fairfield by Marriott hotels, national head of revenue and pricing management for the same brands, general manager of the Bethesda Marriott suites, vice president of workforce diversity, and national head of human resources for Courtyard, Fairfield, and Residence Inn by Marriott brands. He earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Denver and an M.S. in organizational psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He also has certificates from Harvard Business School and Georgetown University in strategy and leadership and is a trained professional executive coach.
An advocate for corporate social responsibility, he has served on the boards of several nonprofits, including the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Hispanic College Fund, and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.