Described as 'the most powerful British woman in the tech industry' by the Telegraph, Nicola Mendelson, Vice President of Facebook EMEA. A champion for women in business. In 2015 she was made a (CBE) for services to the creative industries, and sits as chair on the Creative Industries Council.
Nicola Mendelsohn CBE is the Vice President of Facebook EMEA. Appointed in June 2013, she has extensive experience in the advertising industry. Previously she was Executive Chairman at Karmarama (2008-2013), Deputy Chairman of Grey London (2004-2007) and a Board Director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty (1992-2004).
Nicola was the first woman President for the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) in its 96 year history.
Co-Chair of Creative Industries Council, Nicola is not only an advocate for the creative industries, she also offers a voice for women within the workplace, advocating flexible working and work life balance for women with children.
Nicola has featured in Management Today's 'Top 35 Women Under 35’ and was named an ‘International Woman to Watch’ by Advertising Age.
Diageo announced the appointment of Nicola as a Non-Executive Director on 1st September 2014.
She has a degree in English and Drama from the University of Leeds.
Nicola was made CBE for services to the creative industries in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours.
As a speaker, Nicola’s background in the creative, advertising as tech world make her a versatile keynote speaker on a range of topics.