Jorge Casimiro is Vice President of NIKE Global Community Impact and President of the NIKE Foundation. In these roles, Jorge leads and directs Nike’s community impact strategy, focusing on Made to Play – NIKE’s commitment to getting kids active so they can lead healthier, happier
and more successful lives. Delivering against Nike’s belief in the power of sport to move the world and unleash human potential, these efforts come to life through innovative and collaborative partnerships, leveraging NIKE’s greatest assets – its employees and its brand. A committed champion for inclusion, Jorge also serves as the Executive Sponsor of NIKE’s Latino & Friends Employee Network.
Before joining NIKE, Jorge held roles of increasing responsibility across Public Affairs, Communications and General Management at The Coca-Cola Company. These included two assignments in Latin America, Chief of Staff to the former Chairman & CEO and Group Director for International Public Affairs, leading the industry’s engagement with multilateral organizations and serving on several multi-stakeholder platforms. He began his professional career in higher education, working in International Advancement and Community & Government Relations.
Jorge earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Science in public policy from Rutgers University. He serves on the Executive Forum of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and on the Communications Advisory Council of the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs at Brown University. Jorge has been included in the Huffington Post’s “40 Under 40 Latinos in Sport” and recognized by The Alumni Society as a Class of 2018 Culture Connector and by the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals as a master of the profession. Jorge currently serves as a Trustee of the Catlin Gabel School and of the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation.
Jorge lives in Portland, Oregon, where he spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with his wife and three children.