Esomar Council Nominee
Orkan Dolay


Why should I become a member of the ESOMAR Council?

I have an international background with four different ethnic origins: my parents are Turkish, I'm German, my wife is Tunisian and my daughter says she's French. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in both Market Research and Operations. People say I know how to convince people and that I'm hardworking. I have worked in the German, UK and French offices of respondi; dealing and nurturing clients and partners from all the world. As Managing Director and now Chief Operating Officer from a digital data company, working with more than 1.000 clients, brands, MR agencies and 300 Scientific Research Institutions, I know about data privacy and standards in operations. And as I'm a sales guy at heart, I will be able to roll up my sleeves and promote ESOMAR; to fight for the common interests of the market research industry.


  • respondi
  • Since 2016: Chief Operating Officer
  • 2015: Managing Director France & UK
  • 2010: Managing Director France
  • 2007: Sales Manager Germany
  • Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • 2006: Master in Economics
  • Goethe Universität Frankfurt a.M.
  • 2003: Bachelor in Economics
  • Freelance
  • 2002-2006: freelancing for several research agencies as interviewer CATI & Face-to-Face, Mystery Shopper, Coder of Verbatims, Translator (for TNS Infratest, TNS Emnid, Infas TTR & Link Institute in Germany and TNS Sofres & Ad hoc Research in France)