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Saturday, September 4, 2010


- Western Europe:

¨ Christine Marty, BVA, France

¨ Einar Einarson, Capacent, Island

- Eastern Europe:

¨ Andrey Milekin, Romir, Russia

¨ Michael Bartha, Mareco, Czech Republic

- West Asia:

¨ Raghu Roy, MaRS, India

¨ Sami Raffoul, PARC, UAE

- Asia Pacific:

¨ I.K.Kang, Gallup Korea, Korea

¨ Inahiro Suzuki, NRC Research, Japan

- Americas:

¨ Laure Castelneau, IBOPE, Brazil

¨ Serge Lafrance, TRIG, USA

- Africa:

¨ Loula Zouklama, RadaResearch, Egypt

2010: President & Board Members

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jan Stapel

Jan Stapel served as WAPOR President from 1953-54. In 1981 he was the first person to receive the WAPOR Helen Dinerman Award in recognition of his contribution to public opinion research. At the age of 28, he co-founded NIPO, which today is the largest research company of the Netherlands. Driven by personal interest and entrepreneurial flair, Jan played a key role in introducing political polling to the Netherlands. NIPO became a publicly well known company, the icon for market research by free publicity.

Jan Stapel was active in the development of research methodology and introduced the Staple scale. He also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Amsterdam.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jean-Marc Leger

Jean-Marc Léger was President of the Board of Directors of the second largest university in Canada, UQAM, as well as the Publicité Club de Montréal, and is currently member of the Board of Governors for the Board of Trade. He is also member of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at UQAM, a research institute monitoring the United States and member of the Chair of American Studies at the Université de Montréal. Mr. Léger has been on the Board of Directors of the Gallup International Association 2005 – 2006.He is currently the president of the Leger Marketing survey and marketing research firm. Jean-Marc Léger is considered by Commerce magazine as one of the four most promising young leaders in the Canadian business world today.

Tony Cowling

Tony Cowling’s career has spanned five decades, during which time he has helped to define and raise the professional standards and integrity of market research. For many years he was an active member of the MRS Professional Standards Committee, helping to upgrade the Code of Conduct and guidelines on best practice.

During the 1970’s, Cowling was instrumental in helping build the Association of Market Survey Organisations (AMSO). Since then, he has spent considerable time representing market research to both Government and other marketing sectors. He was particularly influential in defending and promoting the industry’s interest in relation to UK legislation on data protection in 1984.

More recently, Tony Cowling has devoted a considerable amount of time and energy to building the ‘Voice of the People’ project around the world. This project conducted by Gallup International Association. ver the past few years he has devoted increasing amounts of his time to working with Gallup International Association and the World Economic Forum (WEF) to make world leaders increasingly aware of the views of the people of the world on such issues. He is currently the president and special advisor at TNS.

Theo Hess

Theo Hess studied economics at the University of Amsterdam from 1960- 1966. He later taught at the Haarlem Business School. He was the Managing Director of NIPO for twenty years. He became the president of Gallup in May 1999 and remained in this position till January 2002. He is currently an adviser at Quint Result onderzoek en advies.

Leila Lotti

Leila Lotti has been a manager, research director, deputy managing director and, from 1989 to 2001, managing director of Finnish Gallup. She is now a director of TNS Gallup Oy.

Although interested in social and opinion research, her career has been in market research. She was a driving force behind the launch of several international research services in Finland. She has also, together with her colleagues, made important contributions to establishing market research in Russia. In 1989, Finnish Gallup became the first western research agency in the Soviet Union. Later on, Finnish Gallup was also first in Russia and the Baltic states.
Leila Lotti was chairman of Gallup International from 1993 to 2001, and has been an active chairman of many marketing organisations. She has written four books about market research for students in business schools and universities. And she has recently been elected Chairman of Alfred Kordelin`s Foundation, a major Finnish culture and science foundation.