Global MR membership organisation ESOMAR has appointed Parves Khan as its new Director General and Chief Executive Officer, following the departure of Finn Raben earlier in the year.
Khan (pictured) takes on the role with 25 years' experience of driving business growth and building teams in the insights industry. Most recently, she led the Global Market Research & Insight function at INTO University Partnerships, before which she was Global Research & Insight Director at Pearson. In addition, she has run her own research consultancy, and led Research and Insight at insurance company Ageas, and most recently she has worked with Canada-based Research Strategy Group to scale their operations in the UK and across Europe. In addition, Khan has been involved as a mentor for gender diversity promotion organisations, the 30% Club UK and Women in Research (WIRe), and she is a former Board Member of the Market Research Society (MRS).
She takes over from Raben, who left in March after nearly thirteen years in the role. Kristin Luck, ESOMAR President, described Khan's contribution to the global research community and her commitment to innovation, education and championing insights across business sectors as 'inspiring'.
Khan herself comments: 'We are an association led by a purpose - championing the conviction that the projects you conduct and the insights you generate add value and positively impact people's daily lives and organisational objectives. I will do my best to serve ESOMAR's global member base by continuing to deliver high quality services and innovative solutions to enable our community of data professionals to fulfil their passion to make a difference'.
Web site: www.esomar.org .
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