A new era awaits!
It is exciting times (again) at MarkData, one of South Africa’s longstanding research agencies, as Jan Wegelin steps in as Managing Director. Jan started his career as an interviewer with MarkData in the early 1990s. Since then, he has worked in the insights industry in various operational and research roles in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. Jan’s appointment is a bit like a homecoming. He steps into the role in April 2022.
“Elsa and I have known each other for decades. Stepping into the role is a huge honour and a privilege as this is where it all started for me. The leadership team is strong, diverse and has big plans. We are passionate about making a difference in this beautiful country, and the world, and that starts with walking alongside our clients to help them grow”.
Jan Wegelin and MarkData: The History
Jan Wegelin joins MarkData as Managing Director
2017 – 2022
JWRC and African Response collaborate on several studies with MarkData
As Director of Research and Analytics at African Response, Jan Wegelin together with MarkData kick off the Brand SA Domestic Perceptions Research study
Jan Wegelin starts his consultancy JWRC
2002 – 2015
The In-between Years
Jan Wegelin leaves MarkData and works for several other businesses including research companies in South Africa, Ireland and UK
Dr Elsa Thirion-Venter and Erna Jörgensen become Co-Managing Directors of MarkData
Dr Elsa Thirion-Venter and Prof Lawrence Schlemmer join Tertia van der Walt as Directors of MarkData
Jan and MarkData
Jan Wegelin joins MarkData as an inteviewer
Prof Lawrence Schlemmer joins the July delegation to meet with the ANC in Dakar, Senegal
MarkData is established as the in-house research division of the HRSC