ESOMAR Council 2023 - 2024

The votes are in, and we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2023-2024 ESOMAR Council Election. Thank you to all ESOMAR Members that voted for the new Council.

What is the ESOMAR Council?

The ESOMAR Council is the governing body of the association. It defines the objectives, vision and mission, approves strategy, administers the funding and performs all other functions attributed to it by the statutes. It is the driving force of the association. The new ESOMAR Council will begin their term on 1 April.

ESOMAR President

Ray Poynter
Managing Director, The Future Place Consultancy Ltd, UK

Ray Poynter is currently the Chief Research Officer of Platform One and the managing director of The Future Place, which operates NewMR, an online events and content platform for the market research industry, which Poynter founded more than 20 years ago.

His career has spanned more than 40 years in the market research industry, working in senior positions at companies such as Sandpiper, The Research Business, Intelliquest, Millward Brown, VirtualSurveys, Vision Critical and Potentiate. Poynter regularly shares his knowledge through participation in industry events and conferences, training workshops, and through his writing. 

Council Members

Dr Liubov Ruchinskaya
Global Consumer Insights Director, Electrolux, Switzerland
Alain Mizrahi
CEO, Grupo RADAR, Uruguay
Corrine Moy
Consultant, Marketing & Data Science, UK
Alina Serbanica
Senior Vice President, Ipsos Interactive Services (Ipsos Group), Romania
Dharmendra Jain
Operations Director, Kantar, Kenya
Martha Llobet
Founder, Q2Q Global, Spain
Jean-Marc Léger
President, Leger, Market Research and Analytics, Canada
Tom De Ruyck
Chief Growth Officer & Managing Partner at Human8, Belgium

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