Edgar Sandoval Sr.
President of World Vision U.S.
Edgar Sandoval has an unstoppable passion to see that every child – especially the most vulnerable – can experience Christ’s promise of life in all its fullness. Born in Los Angeles, he grew up in Latin America, where he first witnessed poverty. At age 18 he returned alone to the U.S. and worked minimum-wage jobs while pursuing his education, eventually graduating from Rutgers University and earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Edgar held various leadership positions over two decades at Procter & Gamble before responding to God’s call to join World Vision U.S. as chief operating officer in 2015. Three years later, he was appointed World Vision U.S. president, beginning his tenure on Oct. 1, 2018. Edgar and his wife, Leiza, have four children and live in the Seattle area.