Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Paul Martin is a data-driven Human Resources senior executive, possessing unique knowledge of the entertainment industry, executive talent pipeline and compensation strategies.

Since 2014, Mr. Martin has been the Global Chief Diversity Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He has developed and managed impactful strategies that leverage SPE’s talent and corporate brand portfolio worldwide. As a key point of contact with external organizations and stakeholders, Mr. Martin has also been instrumental in mitigating risk and building workforce resiliency from cybersecurity and incidents at Sony Pictures.

His track record of structuring custom partnerships with creative talent, corporate executives and key external organizations that connect to and drive key business results is widely recognized on an international scale.

As the expansion and confluence of Artificial Intelligence and other emerging automation technologies continue to rise in workplace tools and processes, Mr. Martin has become focused on how this will this impact diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, he is monitoring the potential unintentional discriminatory impact that automation bias can have on hiring decisions, learning and development and career mobility in the workplace.

Prior to his role with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mr. Martin spent over 15 years in senior positions at Warner Bros, LRN, The Legal Knowledge Company, Johnson & Johnson and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Martin carries a broad business background in finance, marketing, talent strategy and business development.

Mr. Martin is the recipient of several awards of distinction from the African American Film Critics Association, California Diversity Council, Walter Kaitz Foundation, Vanguard, and National Association of Minorities in Communication. In addition, Mr. Martin serves on California’s ScholarShare Investment Board and the Board for Hollywood CPR and RespectAbility.