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Dan Foreman is New ESOMAR President

November 6 2012

Industry association ESOMAR has elected Dan Foreman, currently Head of Business Development at Lumi Mobile, as President for the two-year period beginning January 2013.

Dan ForemanForeman (pictured) joined Lumi recently after a spell as CEO of full service agency Insight International, prior to which he led international business development for ActiveGroup, was MD of online agency Opinium, and set up a London office for FocusVision. Earlier in his career, Foreman worked at WFCA, Incite, Added Value and Research International, and client side as Research Director at Kimberly-Clark.

ESOMAR's election canvassed the views of more than 5,000 members in 120 countries. Foreman, who has served as a Council Member since 2011, says he is looking forward to raising the level of debate around the role of market research in business, government and society.

He replaces Dieter Korczak, who is the owner and MD of GP Forschungsgruppe Institut fr Grundlagen und Programmforschung in Germany.

For the 2013/14 session, the membership also elected Fred John, Principal at C. Frederic John & Associates as Vice President (USA), as well as the following eight Council Members:

  • Tatiana Barakshina - Research Director, Bazis Intelligence Group, Russia
  • Michael Bendig - International Business Analyst, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany
  • Bruno Colin - MD of Operations, TNS Sofres, France
  • Pramod Kumar - VP - Client Relations, RNB Research, India
  • Luiz Campos de S Lucas - Technical Director, Ibope Inteligencia, Brazil
  • Niels Schillewaert - Managing Partner, InSite Consulting, USA
  • Pravin Shekar - founder krea, India
  • David Smith - Director, DVL Smith Group, UK
Korczak will remain on the Council in an ex-officio capacity as Past President during the new term, while Mike Cooke, Vice President, and Gunilla Broadbent, Council Member ex officio, are stepping down.

Web site: www.esomar.org .

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