International Judging Panel

The global ESOMAR representative community will help encourage participation and shortlist in their relevant geographies before the International Judging Panel applies the criteria set-out below. The International Judging Panel will be Chaired by Mark Langsfeld, CEO of mTab and Chairman of Insight 250 and ESOMAR President Kristin Luck.

In the spirit of transparency, the 2024 International Judging Panel members are listed, alphabetically, below but please note that no correspondence should be entered into with judges. All queries should be addressed to

Judging Criteria for the Insight250 2024 Global Winners

Honorees for the 2024 Insight250 Awards will be selected by a diverse and inclusive international jury, the membership of which is shown above on the insight250. The judges are looking for the global leaders and innovators in our profession. Following public nomination and a subsequent short-listing by approx 100 members of the community of ESOMAR representatives - who will provide invaluable local knowledge - the international judging panel will be considering candidates against a variety of criteria, including but not limited to, their professional reputation, their promotion of the profession (e.g. engagement with conferences/speaking, publishing, social media), their endorsement by peers, their recognised expertise and their impact at a global level). The judges' decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into with regards to the inclusion or exclusion of individuals as Winners.

Judges will be mindful of the breadth of our profession and as such we do not wish to make criteria too prescriptive. For example, a leader and innovator from academia may be judged using slightly different criteria from an individual from an agency (i.e. their reputation of their teaching will be significant rather than an award for their client handling).

Members of the international judging panel and organisers will not be eligible for inclusion as Insight250 Winners but it is recognised that these individuals are leaders and innovators in our profession and their support is greatly appreciated. Members of the ESOMAR Global representative community will be eligible for inclusion unless they are a member of the international judging panel.