ESOMAR is the essential organisation for encouraging, advancing and elevating market research worldwide. To find out more about our objectives, read our mission and statutes.
ESOMAR is governed by a member-elected Council which serve a two year term.
Currently presided over by Laurent Flores (France), the council is made up of 11 members from across the globe who are responsible for the organisation achieving its overall vision, mission and objectives.
The ESOMAR Council for 2015/2016 consists of the following members:
With a unique mix of academic, business and entrepreneurial experience, Dr Flores shares his time between consulting, teaching, and new venture development. A founding partner of SLP-Analytic, a data analytics company, he teaches at Université Paris II and is involved with new ventures start ups. A regular author of books, academic and business articles, his publication have appeared in journals such as Marketing Science, Journal of Advertising Research, NY Times, Les Echos, Le Monde, etc.
Open to innovation, open to the world, and People, Laurent is looking forward to developing new and exciting life and business experiences.
David Smith is a Director of DVL Smith and a Professor at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. He is a former Chairman and Fellow of the Market Research Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and also a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants. He is the author of two books on marketing intelligence and has written over 60 papers on different aspects of evidence-based decision making. He is a Silver Medal holder of the Market Research Society and holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of London. He is the recipient of the John Downham Award for Excellence in Marketing Intelligence and has also won numerous Best Paper awards from both ESOMAR and the MRS. He has been closely involved with ESOMAR initiatives to help develop marketing intelligence talent and is experienced in designing different skills and development programmes on different aspects of market intelligence and marketing.
After graduating from Business School, Anne Sophie made for marketing at Unilever (Frozen Food & Ice cream Division) and Lactalis (Butter & Cheese) working as a product manager. There, her heart was captured by market research, which she continued at Nielsen Company as a Senior Account Manager and moved into marketing intelligence as a Food & Drinks Manager.
Keen on research, innovation and brands, Anne-Sophie founded Blue Lemon Qualitative Research & Consulting in 2007, operating worldwide within a cross-cultural approach, working with passion helping brands create value and strong connections with their consumers/customers.
She became an active ESOMAR member in 2008. ESOMAR has been offering fantastic opportunities to share thoughts, develop partnerships and meet great people in a professional, friendly and warm atmosphere. Recently elected as council member Anne Sophie is honoured and proud to keep helping and serving market research industry.
Global VP Consumer & Market Insights, Market clusters
David is a consultant, market research innovator and award-winning author who helps leading companies navigate the uncertainty surrounding critical business decisions. Since 1991 he has applied prediction science to assist clients in a variety of industries as they make decisions around innovation, pricing, product and service design, customer experience management, and strategic market segmentation.
Prior to founding Foreseeable Futures Group, David held senior executive positions at leading research agencies, including Nielsen/Harris Interactive where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist.
David earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Boston University and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. David is a member of ESOMAR and the American Marketing Association.
Understanding the consumer to develop the business has been the main focus of Joaquim’s career. He has worked in various functions along the value chain in the market research industry; end-client, agency, and service provider.
Joaquim currently works as a service provider of online data collection, leading the international business of Netquest in Europe and Asia. This has allowed him to set up a new international business division from scratch and get to know different market research realities across the continents.
Within Spain, Joaquim’s roles as an “end client” have been: Marketing and Purchase Director at Auchan Supermarkets, Merchandising Director for Carrefour Supermarkets and Marketing Manager for AECOC, the FMCG Spanish institution for retailers, manufacturers and service providers. On the Market Research Agency side, I have worked for six years as a Retail Director for TNS (Kantar) Worldpanel and Synovate.
Kristin Luck is a serial entrepreneur and a globetrotting internationally recognised keynote speaker on technology and innovation. She’s a futurist and growth hacking expert, specialising in nontraditional marketing and branding strategies, and is a regular contributor to both the commercial (Fast Company, Forbes) and academic press (Research World, Journal of Brand Strategy) where she explores emerging marketing and research methods.
Kristin is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 sales and marketing experts to follow on Twitter. She most recently served as a partner and President/CMO of Decipher until its acquisition in 2014 and currently works as a strategic growth hacking consultant for early and mid-stage companies preparing for funding or acquisition.
Prof. Dr. Niels Schillewaert is Professor of Marketing at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and Managing Partner and Director of ForwaR&D Lab at InSites Consulting, a full service online market research company. He has been an ESOMAR member since 2006 and recently served as the ESOMAR Belgian Representative for two years.
Niels holds a Masters in Marketing and Ph.D. in Applied Economics and serves as an ISBM Research fellow at Penn State University. He was awarded for his research several times and has been published at Esomar as well as in leading scientific journals such as The Journal of Marketing, The International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Services Research, Industrial Marketing Management, The Journal of Business Research, The Journal of the Market Research Society and Information & Management.
Pervin Olgun founded Barem in 1982 as the third research agency of Turkey, dedicating her career to the establishment and growth of the industry. She took the pioneering role in institutionalizing academic MR principles and quality systems; initiated and lectured trainings in collaboration with Turkish Marketing & Opinion Research Association (TUAD). In various periods, she served ESOMAR as country representative for more than 10 years; acted as board member and head of ethical committee of TUAD. Pervin is elected as one of the eight members of ESOMAR Council for 2015-2016.
She gained global MR experience during 15 years of Research International membership and her ongoing 5 years presence in WIN-GIA. She actively took role in social responsibility projects, has many years of experience as board member in leading NGO’s; TUAD, TEMA and IAA.
Pieter Paul Verheggen
CEO and Managing Director
Dan Foreman has been in the research business for 20 years, building businesses across Europe, Asia Pacific and The Americas. He specialises in emerging technologies and developing markets, having helped organisations grow from start-up to sale. Outside research, Dan is a Non-Executive Director of a publishing business and a precision engineering company. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
|1948 - 1950||Pierpaolo Luzatto Fegiz||Italy|
|1950 - 1952||Ditlev Reventlow||Denmark|
|1952 - 1954||Henry Durant||UK|
|1954 - 1956||Pierre Devrient||Switzerland|
|1956 - 1958||Leif Holbæk-Hanssen||Norway|
|1958 - 1960||Graeme Cranch||UK|
|1960 - 1962||Jan van Rees||Netherlands|
|1962 - 1964||Yves Fournis||France|
|1964 - 1966||Michael G. Lyster||UK|
|1966 - 1968||Peter Schmitt||Germany|
|1968 - 1970||Paul H. Berent||UK|
|1970 - 1972||Jean Bigant||France|
|1972 - 1974||Erik Kristoffersen||Denmark|
|1974 - 1976||Gabriele Morello||Italy|
|1976 - 1978||Coen C.J. de Koning||Netherlands|
|1978 - 1980||Harald Ruppe||Germany|
|1980 - 1982||Jean Quatresooz||Belgium|
|1982 - 1984||Ivor Shalofsky||Switzerland|
|1984 - 1986||Peter van Westendorp||Netherlands|
|1986 - 1988||Bryan Bates||UK|
|1988 - 1990||Jean-Louis Laborie||France|
|1990 - 1992||Emile van Westerhoven||Netherlands|
|1992 - 1994||Mary Goodyear||UK|
|1994 - 1996||Helmut Jung||Germany|
|1996 - 1998||Mario van Hamersveld||Netherlands|
|1998 - 2000||Daniel Leconte||France|
|2000 - 2002||John Kelly||UK|
|2002 - 2004||Fredrik Nauckhoff||Switzerland|
|2004 - 2006||José Wert Ortega||Spain|
|2006 - 2008||Frits Spangenberg||Netherlands|
|2008 - 2010||Gunilla Broadbent||USA|
|2010 - 2012||Dieter Korczak||Germany|
|2012 - 2014||Dan Foreman||UK|