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Finn Raben

Director General at ESOMAR

Finn Raben is a “third culture child” born in the Far East and who grew up in Europe and the Middle East. He went to university in the Netherlands and Ireland, is an Honours graduate in Languages, with Post-Graduate degrees in Business Administration & Marketing Management. He speaks four languages fluently.

He has spent most of his working career in Market Research, and prior to joining ESOMAR, had worked at Millward Brown IMS in Dublin, AC Nielsen, TNS and most recently at Synovate.

Finn is a passionate fan and advocate for the research community in all its forms - analytics, research, insight and consultancy - and works very closely with the ESOMAR Council to ensure ESOMAR is “fit for purpose” for both the current, and next, generation of researchers.

Finn is an ex Officio Director of MRII, the online educational institute partnered with the University of Georgia (USA); he serves as an external examiner at the International School of Management in Avans University (Breda, NL) and has recently been invited to join the advisory board for the Master’s of Marketing Research programme at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

6 January 2022

Finn Raben, Director General at ESOMAR muses about what 2022 has in store for insights and analytics professionals.