EMC Board appoints next Chair and Vice-Chairmen
04 May 2020

We are please to announce the election of Ralf Strauss as Chair and Jonathan Deacon and Martin Huisman as Vice-Chairmen of the Board from 24 April 2020 for a periode of two years.

Dr. Ralf Strauß, President of Deutscher Marketing Verband (German Marketing Association) since 2013, has been a member of the EMC Board since 2015 and served EMC as Vice Chair of the Board for the last two years. “I am honored to be Chair-Elect of EMC Board and look forward to cooperating with other marketing associations across Europe. The challenges in corporate marketing (such as digitalization, marketing automation, organizational structures or omni-channel management) as well as in the respective country marketing associations are the identical across Europe – so it is our mandate and mission to further leverage synergies and work closely together across the different countries.”, said Ralf.

After the election of Ralf Strauss as Chair, the Board also elected two new Vice Chairs: Board Members Prof. Jonathan H. Deacon (UK) and Martin Huisman (Netherlands) have been appointed by the board as Vice Chairs also for a period of two years.


Martin Huisman: “I have been on the EMC board for many years and I was vice-chair before in critical times. The new team is fabulous and I am glad that EMC can make this step forward to the future.” And Prof. Jonathan H. Deacon further: “It is an honor to be elected as Vice Chairman of EMC – especially at this critical time. As the economies across Europe begin to recover from global crisis, marketing and marketers will be at the forefront of recovery, but also re-invention and renewal of our businesses and society.”