Jesús Martínez

Position title: Member, Board of Visitors, Since 2012


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BS, 1984, Sociology, Policy and Administration, UW-Madison

Masters and Executive courses in International Management, UW-Madison

Jesus is Global Director of Business Development for ABS Global, Inc. He has been with the company since 1987. He is responsible for key technology projects for ABS and most recently has assisted the company in building the ABS China business. He spends over 50% of his time traveling to Beijing, Shanghai and Inner Mongolia, China. In addition, Jesús works with senior managers on key special projects and assists global operating units with key growth market opportunities. Jesús has over 25 years of experience in animal agriculture management and developing selling organizations and profit centers around the globe including technology start-ups at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

At ABS Global he has held positions as Managing Director for North America and Latin America. He has also held executive positions for the parent company Genus plc in the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Latin America. In the mid-1990’s he held positions of Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Infigen and Vice President of Caribbean Fertilizer Group.

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, he has traveled to over 40 countries and speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.

Jesus and his family live in Madison.