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:
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.
Managing Partner, Founder & Owner
Blue Lemon Qualitative Research & Consulting
Global VP Consumer & Market Insights, Market clusters
Foreseeable Futures Group LLC
Europe & Asia Director
President & CMO
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.
Founder and President
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|