Dr. Nicholas Blazquez
Executive Deputy Chairman


Dr. Blazquez completed his BSc at Aberdeen University followed by PhD from the Bristol University. He then became a lecturer at Bristol University.


Following this academic career he joined Diageo in 1989 where he held a number of senior roles including President for Diageo businesses in Africa, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific, India and Central and Eastern Europe.  He was on the Diageo Executive committee and Chairman or Vice Chairman of a number of listed Diageo subsidiaries including in Africa and India. He left Diageo in July 2016.


Nick is currently Co Chair of Mercy Corps a leading International NGO, Non-executive Director of Human Learning a digital start up and and an investor and advisor to a number of other start ups.