Nicola Mendelsohn named Facebook Europe chief

Facebook has named prominent advertising executive Nicola Mendelsohn as its new head of European operations.

Ms Mendelsohn is the owner of advertising agency Karmarama and formerly the first female president of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).

Now living in Finchley, she was born in Manchester, where her mother, kosher caterer Celia Klein is still based.

Ms Mendelsohn studied English and drama at Leeds University. She is married to former Labour fundraiser Jon Mendelsohn, the chairman of Kinloss, Finchley United Synagoge. The pair are often to be seen at Labour Friends of Israel events.

Last updated: 10:21am, May 8 2013