ESOMAR Representative Awards

ESOMAR has created 3 new awards which honour ESOMAR country representatives. They are our ambassadors in their markets & countries and are an integral part of a global team of people who further ESOMAR’s mission to encourage, advance and elevate the cause of market research worldwide.

ESOMAR Outstanding Representative in an Emerging Market

Sandeep Arora

2013 winner


Sandeep Arora
ESOMAR Representative for India


The jury said:

"These growth markets have their own unique challenges and opportunities, making the work of the ESOMAR Representative a fundamentally important element in grounding standards and quality into the structure of the industry. For many of us who work in more established markets, the tireless efforts of the representatives who work in emerging markets often goes unseen, and we hope that this award will start the process of recognising and applauding their work."

2012 winner

Luisa Mercedes Ravelo Contreras

2012 winner


Luisa Mercedes Ravelo Contreras
ESOMAR Representative for Venezuela


The jury said:

"New markets for research have their own unique challenges and opportunities, making the work of the representative a fundamentally important element in grounding standards and quality into the structure of the industry. For many of us who work in more established markets, the tireless efforts of the representatives who work in emerging markets often go unseen, and we hope that this award will start the process of recognizing and applauding their work."

2011 winner

Nasir Khan

Nasir Khan
ESOMAR Representative in Bangladesh


The jury said:

"Nasir has shown unparalleled excellence in contributing to the development and awareness of the market research industry within an emerging market. Not only has he built and reinforced a local network of researchers, he has woven ESOMAR’s code into the fundamental structure of the industry, and has also ensured that neighbouring sectors such as media, advertising and branding are all closely linked in to these quality criteria."

ESOMAR Outstanding Representative in a Developed Market

Elisabeth Martine-Cosnefroy Pascale Zobec

2012 winner


Elisabeth Martine-Cosnefroy and Pascale Zobec
ESOMAR Representatives for France


The jury said:

"These markets have their own unique challenges and the key importance here is encouraging the continuing growth of the industry while ensuring that codes and guidelines are upheld. Often this means coming up with new and innovative ways of standing out from an established set of associations or societies, and ensuring that our message is clearly heard amongst all the other communications that established markets issue."

2011 winner

Susan Casserly Griffin

Susan Casserly Griffin
ESOMAR Representative in the USA


The jury said:

"Since taking on this role, Susan has demonstrated a continual and inexhaustible desire to promote the cause of ESOMAR in America. Her efforts have seen the number of American members increase, and have also led to an increasing demand amongst the existing franchise to see more of ESOMAR in their country."

ESOMAR Representative Inspiration Award

Alina Serbanica

2013 winner


Alina Serbanica
ESOMAR Representative for Romania


Steve Hamilton-Clark

2013 winner


Steve Hamilton-Clark
ESOMAR Representative for the United Arab Emirates


The jury said:

"In this case the representatives in question have contributed to the industry as a whole through their tireless energy in educating and motivating the local and regional market research industry."

2012 winner

Chris Farquhar

2012 winner


Chris Farquhar
ESOMAR Representative for Hong Kong


The jury said:

"In this case the representative in question has contributed to the industry as a whole through his tireless energy in educating and motivating his local and regional market research industry. Another unseen hero who has dedicated an enormous amount of time, energy and effort in advancing the Market Research cause..."

2011 winner

Irma Malibari

Irma Malibari
ESOMAR Representative in Indonesia


The jury said:

"Irma has contributed to the industry as a whole through her tireless energy in educating and motivating her local and regional market research industry. An unseen hero who has dedicated an enormous amount of time, energy and effort to advancing market research."