Edgar A. Sandoval serves as Chief Operating Officer, World Vision U.S. a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Edgar Sandoval reports to World Vision President and CEO, Rich Stearns, and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of World Vision’s U.S. operations and strategic plan. Sandoval joined World Vision in 2015, bringing with him a strong background in general management, operations, innovation, and brand-building.
Before coming to World Vision, Mr. Sandoval was the Vice President of Global Feminine Care at The Procter and Gamble Company, the world’s largest consumer packaged-goods company, where he was responsible for the Global Innovation and Marketing strategies and plans for this $5 Billion business, with accountability for Total Shareholder Return, Sales, Market Share and Brand Equity growth across all developed and developing regions (North America, Western Europe, Central and Easter Europe, Latin America, Asia and Middle East and Africa). In this role, as he met a very diverse set of the world’s consumers, customers and employees, from the modest neighborhood of Mumbai and South Africa to the luxury hypermarkets of Shanghai and Sao Paulo, Mr. Sandoval held steady to the belief that his biggest role was to build brands that advocate and empower women to live life to their fullest potential.
Throughout his career he has played a leading role in inspiring the organization to consider what it is like to walk in the shoes of consumers with diverse backgrounds. He has been an ongoing force in advancing diversity and inclusion and has had a profound impact on business culture at Procter & Gamble and beyond. In 2009, he received the Hispanic TV Lifetime Achievement Award (Past recipients include, Sabado Gigante Host, Don Francisco; Al Rojo Vivo, Maria Celeste Arraras; El Show de Cristina, Cristina Saralegui and Sportscaster, Andres Cantor) and was inducted into the prestigious Hispanic Scholarship Fund Hall of Fame (Past recipients include, Dr. Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General and Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO – AT&T Mobility). In 2009, he also received the AdColor/Association of National Advertisers Diversity Change Agent Award. In 2007 he received the Goldstein Award, Procter & Gamble’s most respected Brand Building award for outstanding and sustained business results.
Prior to joining Procter & Gamble, Mr. Sandoval worked at The General Electric Company, an American multinational corporation where he had varying manufacturing and supply chain assignments, including production planning and quality control.
Mr. Sandoval was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Venezuela. After completing high-school, he returned to the East Coast to complete his higher education. A graduate of Rutgers University, he earned dual degrees with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1989, and in 1994 earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Association of National Advertisers, and on their Alliance for Family Entertainment Committee.
Mr. Sandoval resides in Seattle, WA, with his wife Leiza Marie and four children, Edgar Andres, Andrea, Natalia, and Cristina.
In my 20 year career building some of the world’s most iconic Brands I have met a vastly diverse set of people, the world’s consumers, from the modest neighborhoods in Mumbai and South Africa to the luxury skyscrapers of Shanghai and Sao Paulo, to the barrios and bodegas in Mexico and New York City. But despite the visible differences, I fundamentally believe there are more powerful commonalities: young people everywhere desperately want the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential and quietly yearn for someone to believe in their dreams. Unfortunately too many dreams are never pursued due to a lack of educational opportunity. That is why I am so proud to be serving on the HSF Board of Directors. As an HSF scholar I know first-hand the impact this visionary organization had in helping me fulfill my dreams and one of my deepest desires is to enable more young Hispanic Americans to pursue a higher education so they too can fulfill their dreams. As a result, our communities, our economy and our country will be stronger for generations to come.