Director, Save the Children
Angeline Martyn is Director of Save the Children’s new Corporate Engagement Center based in Singapore in the Save the Children Asia Regional Office. She is responsible for developing and securing new, long term strategic corporate partnerships, and supporting the growth of existing partnerships with a global footprint in Asia. She liaises closely with leaders in the corporate sector to co-develop innovative programs to support the children, while also designing cause-related marketing, employee engagement and other key initiatives. Ms. Martyn joined Save the Children in August 2012 as Director of Global Corporate Partnerships based in the United States. Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children invests in childhood to give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Prior to that, she spent six years on the leadership team at Friends of UNFPA, the support organization for the United Nations Population Fund, building awareness and raising funds for the health and dignity of women globally. From 2004-2006, she served as Director of Communications for Day One (formerly the Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center of Rhode Island) where she handled their name change, re-branding, creative marketing campaigns, and the launch of its the Capital Campaign. Other career highlights include working closely with stock exchanges and financial leaders to facilitate dialogue and resolution during the Asian Financial Crisis, and quadrupling media coverage while leading worldwide PR for CardScan during a time where cloud based technology and handheld device contact management was still in its infancy. Angeline’s academic pursuits at the University of Oxford in Comparative Social Policy grounded in women’s economic empowerment, her design of advocacy and policy agendas to end gender-based violence, her efforts to make maternal and newborn death obsolete, alongside her population work addressing a world of 7 billion people are demonstrative of her success in the global health arena.
In her down time, Angeline supports and advises the NGO-CSW-NY, the coordinating committee of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to coalesce the voices and perspectives of civil society, to inform the United Nations agenda, and influence solutions to improve the lives. At Save the Children, Angeline has played a role in synthesizing public- private recommendations around the Post 2015 framework and has played an advisory role in influencing the corporate sector and civil societies approach to improving the lives of adolescent girls.
Her multicultural upbringing, as a first generation Sri Lankan – British – American, shapes her view. In 2006, she became the youngest participant in Leadership Rhode Island and was recognized in Providence Business News’ Top “40 under 40.”