Nick Blazquez has supported Mercy Corps’ mission on the board of directors for more than a decade.
He joined in 2009, having become familiar with some of Mercy Corps’ projects in Africa through his professional work in international business and feeling inspired by the organization’s objectives.
He currently serves as co-chair and on the joint board executive committee, and values being able to support the executive and global teams in his roles.
He has vast experience in global business, currently working internationally and formerly serving as president of Diageo, overseeing markets across Asia and the Pacific, India, central Africa and eastern Europe. He attended Aberdeen University for his undergraduate degree and received his Ph.D. from Bristol University.
Nick was born in London to German and Spanish-Scottish parents. He enjoys sailing, running, photography and spending time with his family.