Diageo recruits Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn as non-exec

Nicola Mendelsohn: joins Diageo board as non-executive
Nicola Mendelsohn: joins Diageo board as non-executive

Diageo has appointed Facebook vice-president EMEA Nicola Mendelsohn as a non-executive director, hoping that her digital and agency-side experience will help it drive its online marketing strategy.

Mendelsohn, who has held senior management posts at ad agencies including Karmarama and Grey, will take up the Diageo post on 1 September, also joining the alcoholic drinks group’s audit, nomination and remuneration committees.

Dr Franz Humer, Diageo’s chairman, said: "I am delighted Nicola is joining Diageo's Board. Her senior experience at the forefront of digital marketing and communications will be of great benefit to Diageo and its brands, as we seek to pursue long term profitable growth through innovation in all areas of our business.

"Additionally her reputation as one of the UK's leading businesswomen and her track record in championing women in business will be an inspiration to our people and the way that we work. I look forward to welcoming her."

Mendelsohn joined Facebook in July 2013 from Karmarama, where she was executive chairman. She also spent two years as the president of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.

0
SHARES
Comment

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs
Thousands of jobs across advertising, creative, marketing and media

Just published

Feel you're missing out?

GET THE
BRANDREPUBLIC
BULLETINS
Sign up

The Wall Blog

From our partners

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Brian Cooper

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Brian Cooper

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Catherine Kehoe

3 great ads I had nothing to do with: Catherine Kehoe

A day in the life of Jozef Wallis

A day in the life of Jozef Wallis

A day in the life of Arthur Kay

A day in the life of Arthur Kay

A day in the life of Daniel Kaplansky

A day in the life of Daniel Kaplansky

Have an exciting Christmas in EC1

Have an exciting Christmas in EC1