Vice president, global business group


Nicola Mendelsohn is the Vice President, Global Business Group at Meta. She previously served as Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa – a role she held since 2013.

She is also a non-executive of Diageo, serves on the UK government’s Digital Economy Council, the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board and is co-president of the charity Norwood.

In 2019, Nicola founded and launched the Follicular Lymphoma Foundation, a charity focused solely on raising funds to help the thousands of people living with Follicular Lymphoma to live well and get well.

Prior to joining Meta, Nicola worked in advertising for over 20 years working at BBH, Grey and Karmarama.

Prior roles include: first female President of the IPA (the advertising industry trade body), Trustee of The White Ribbon Alliance, Chairman of Women’s Aid Development Board and President of the Women in Advertising and Communications London club (WACL). She was also a Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Co-Chair of the UK Governments Creative Industries Council.

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

Her greatest joy in life comes from her husband Jon and her four children Gabi, Danny, Sam and Zac.