Nicola Mendelsohn CBE

Nicola Mendelsohn has over 20 years’ experience in advertising, marketing and technology and was appointed Vice President, EMEA for Facebook in June 2013.

Currently, she is the Co-Chair of the Creative Industries Council alongside Secretaries of State for DCMS and BEIS – a joint forum between the UK creative industries and government. In addition, Nicola is a Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a Non-Executive Director of Diageo, Co-President of Norwood and on the Mayor’s Business Advisory Board.

In 2015 she was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the creative industries.

Away from Facebook, Nicola has previously held the role of President of the IPA (the advertising industry trade body) – the first woman president in its 99 year history. She is also a former Trustee of the White Ribbon Alliance, Chairman of Women’s Aid Development Board and former President of the Women in Advertising and Communications London club (WACL).

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