NEWS22 May 2023

Esomar chief executive to leave next month

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NETHERLANDS – Dr Parves Khan, chief executive at Esomar, will leave her role at the end of June.

Parves Khan

Khan (pictured) will focus on charitable and non-executive roles supporting early-stage ventures in areas including gender equity, data and technology, before taking up a new role to be announced in due course.

Esomar has also appointed Khan to a new artificial intelligence (AI) taskforce led by Esomar president Ray Poynter.

Khan was also recently selected by the UN Commission as a UK delegate on the status of women, and has a book called The Power of Women due out next year.

Poynter said: “I have enjoyed working with Parves, who brought strong leadership during her tenure, fresh perspectives, and something quite new to the Esomar mix. I am really looking forward to working with Parves on the topic of AI.”

Khan said: “While I am sad to be leaving Esomar, and will particularly miss working with the team and regularly connecting with Esomar members, I am looking forward to dedicating myself more fully to my efforts to making a difference for girls and women, especially women in tech.

“In addition, I am honored by the invite to be part of the AI taskforce and contributing to this important topic.”