Nicola Mendelsohn CBE

Nicola Mendelsohn has been Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Facebook since 2013.

She is currently the co-chair of the Creative Industries Council alongside Secretaries of State for DCMS and BEIS. In September 2014, she became a non-executive director of Diageo. She is also a Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and serves on The Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She and her husband are co-presidents of the charity Norwood.

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

Nicola has worked in advertising for over 20 years, starting at Bartle Bogle Hegarty then moving to be deputy Chairman of Grey London. In 2008, she became partner and executive chairman at Karmarama.

Prior roles include; first female President of the IPA, 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).