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Nicola Mendelsohn          

VP Global Business Group at Meta

Nicola Mendelsohn is VP Global Business Group at Meta — the company’s most senior position outside the US.

Born in Manchester, she graduated in 1992 from the University of Leeds in English and Theatre Studies and joined the advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty. In 2004, she was appointed Deputy Chairman of Grey London, and European Business Development Director of Grey Communications. From 2008, she was Partner and Executive Chairman of Karmarama, until she joined Meta (then Facebook) in 2013.

Mendelsohn became President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising in 2011. In 2014, she was among GQ's 100 Most Connected Women in Britain, and 85 on The Jewish Chronicle's Power 100 list. She was named one of the Most Inspiring Women in European Tech by the Inspiring Fifty organization in 2015, and included in Debrett's 500 People of Influence.

In the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honors, she was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Services to the Creative Industries. And since 2012, she has been Industry Chair at the Creative Industries Council. She is also a Director of Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and a Non-executive Director of Diageo.

She is Co-President of Norwood - a Jewish charity supporting vulnerable children - and has held posts on charities working to prevent violence against women. She lives in North London with her husband and four children.


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Dec 10, 2021 ... Nicola Mendelsohn's promotion to global advertising chief of Facebook might have seemed a foregone conclusion after eight years of running EMEA but she ...
Facebook Names Nicola Mendelsohn as Its New Advertising Boss ...
Oct 13, 2021 ... Facebook Inc. has named Nicola Mendelsohn vice president of its global business group, succeeding the company's longtime advertising leader, Carolyn Everson ...

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