Jeffrey W. Martin
As chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy, Jeff Martin leads a Fortune 500 energy infrastructure company with a market capitalization of nearly $40 billion and assets of over $65 billion. Over the last three years, Martin has led the company’s strategic realignment around a new mission to become North America’s premier energy infrastructure company by divesting non-strategic assets and reinvesting for growth in the largest economies in North America.
As CEO, Martin oversees a $32 billion capital plan, the largest in the company’s history, and leads more than 19,000 employees, serving the daily energy needs of more Americans than any other company. Under his leadership, Sempra Energy has received industry-wide recognition for safety, innovation and technology as well as for its high-performing culture, including the National Association of Corporate Directors’ top award for diversity and inclusion. Most recently in 2020, S&P Global Platts recognized Martin’s vision and leadership, naming him Chief Executive of the Year at its Global Energy Awards.
Martin currently serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, is a member of the Business Roundtable and a governor of the Oil and Gas and Electricity communities for the World Economic Forum. Martin has published guest columns with the World Economic Forum on innovation, technology and leadership and an op-ed on MarketWatch focused on the global energy transition. He has been a featured speaker on the topics of leadership and global energy systems with David Rubenstein and leading policy think tanks. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of San Diego.
In addition to his private sector experience, Martin has served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army where he was an air cavalry pilot in the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a law degree from the University of Miami, where he served as managing editor of the University of Miami Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.