Peter Leslie Martin
Member of Board of Governors
Mr. Martin is a member of the Board of Governors of Fernandez Foundation since April 2019. He has been associated with the Foundation in various capacities since 1983. In 2000, he became Manager - Corporate Affairs, handling public relations, writing and editing corporate material, supervising all designing and printing, and producing medical and corporate brochures. He coordinated all workshops and conferences since their commencement in 1997. He also supervised all DTP jobs and other activities of the Academics Department.
In 2003 he took over as Head of Corporate Affairs. His responsibilities extended to supervising Purchase and Bio-medical Departments including negotiating with vendors of all high-end medical equipment. He was also responsible for creation of various websites of the hospital including writing the text and supervising the execution by vendors. He also liaised with advertising, film and social media agencies. He handled the internal and external signages of all units.
Mr. Martin is one of the very few associates of Fernandez Foundation who has been involved over the decades in its evolution from the nascent 40-bed Fernandez Maternity Hospital in the eighties through its corporate growth to 320 beds, right to its present status as a not-for-profit Foundation.
Mr. Martin has specialized in Mass Communications, having over five decades of experience. He is a qualified printing technologist having completed a full-time 3-year diploma course in Mumbai. He also did PG courses in Journalism and Public Relations as well as Advertising and Marketing, having topped the batch.
Earlier, Mr. Martin ran his own publishing, printing, mail marketing and advertising businesses in
Mumbai. He was the editor of business magazines like Purchasing, Factory and Drug News. He also ran a medium-sized design studio catering to pharmaceutical companies. He spent four years in Tehran as Assistant Editor of a business magazine and a national English daily newspaper.