Global integrated risk assessment firm Moody’s announced today the appointment of Francisco Martinez-Garcia as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.

Moody’s stated that in his new role, Martinez-Garcia will focus on positioning the company “as an inclusive workplace that attracts, grows, and retains diverse talent.”

Maral Kazanjian, Chief People Officer at Moody’s, said:

“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our business model, and we strive for a workplace where all employees can thrive as their authentic selves. Francisco is passionate about authenticity in the workplace, and brings a wealth of experience working with business leaders and employees that will guide our ongoing efforts to amplify all voices.”

Martinez-Garcia’s team will focus on driving a data-driven approach to diverse representation, expanding boundaries to reflect the many geographies and stakeholders the company serves. In addition, he will also partner with the company’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to deepen engagement, promote visibility, and nurture collaboration.

Martinez-Garcia joined Moody’s in 2019, and most recently served as the Global Talent Partner for Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s ESG Solutions, and Moody’s Technology Services Group. Prior to Moody’s, Martinez-Garcia worked for Colgate-Palmolive for over 15 years in various human resources roles in the U.S., Mexico, and Switzerland.

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