Fernando Hernandez

Director, Supplier Diversity ,Microsoft

Fernando Hernandez

Director, Supplier Diversity, Microsoft

Fernando serves as Responsible Sourcing Director for Microsoft Corporation. In this capacity, he drives Microsoft’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity and sustainability objectives. He is responsible for Microsoft’s $1.9+ billion annual Supplier Diversity initiative. He serves on various Boards, including National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and Billion Dollar Round Table. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Hernandez served as Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing Strategy for Washington Mutual Bank where he established, developed, and implemented comprehensive multicultural marketing initiatives. He also formerly served as Executive Director of Supplier Diversity with AT&T. He focused on providing strategic direction to AT&T’s Supplier Management & Business Unit clients in development and implementation of policies, strategies, and programs related to the enterprise-wide MWSDVBE (Minority, Women, and Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise). Mr. Hernandez was the first to establish and implement multicultural business to business and consumer marketing (Hispanic, African-American, and Asian) at AT&T in 1991. This resulted in the creation of a $4 billion market segment. He holds a degree in Accounting from Saint Peter’s College and his master’s in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. He studied at the Wharton School of Business. Awards and recognition: 2014 Top Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity by Women’s Enterprise USA publication 2012 Top 30 Champions of Diversity – DiversityPlus Magazine 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient 2010 Supplier Diversity "Hall of Fame" recipient – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council 2006 Hispanic Magazine 100 most influential Hispanics in America Recognized by the American Marketing Association for leadership in multicultural marketing.

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