Jeffrey W. Martin
As chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy, Jeffrey Martin leads a Fortune 500 energy infrastructure company with over $60 billion in assets, operating revenues of more than $11.6 billion and more than 20,000 employees who serve over 40 million consumers in the U.S., Mexico, Chile and Peru. Martin also has refocused the company’s mission on becoming North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. This renewed focus on the fastest-growing markets in North America was supported by an $8 billion capital recycling program that included the pending sales of the company’s South American assets.
Previously, Martin was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Sempra Energy from 2017 to 2018, where he led the company’s $9.45 billion acquisition of Oncor, the largest electric utility in Texas. Prior to that, from 2014 through 2016, he served as chief executive officer of San Diego Gas & Electric, one of Sempra Energy's regulated, investor-owned California utility companies and a recognized leader in safety and renewable energy.
From 2010 through 2013, Martin was president and chief executive officer of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Sempra Generation, the predecessor companies of Sempra Energy's renewable energy and midstream businesses. Martin also was previously vice president of investor relations of Sempra Energy. He first joined Sempra Energy in 2004 as a principal working in Sempra Energy's mergers and acquisitions group.
Before joining Sempra Energy, Martin was president of TruePricing, Inc. and prior to that role served as the chief financial officer of NewEnergy, Inc. In addition, he formerly served as corporate counsel at UniSource Energy Corporation and was an attorney at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, LLP, where his transactional practice focused on corporate and commercial finance and real estate.
Martin currently serves as a governor of the Oil and Gas community and the Electricity community for the World Economic Forum. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC. He also is on the Business Roundtable and the board of trustees of the University of San Diego, in addition to being a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Martin recently served on the boards of directors of the Edison Electric Institute, California Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers.
Martin holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas, El Paso, and a law degree from the University of Miami.