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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY | 17-24 JUNE 2017

Jury Presidents

Meet the diverse group of industry leaders who are tasked with selecting the best work in the world to win the Lions awards

Creative Data



Eric Salama
CEO,
Kantar

Eric Salama is CEO of Kantar, WPP's data investment management division with 30,000+ employees and $4bn+ revenues. It has a mix of global and local clients and works on everything from innovation and new product development to optimisation of marketing spend, customer satisfaction, cross media measurement and ROI. Some of the brands Eric works with include Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, Kantar Health, Kantar IMRB, Kantar Media, Kantar Millward Brown, Kantar Public, Kantar Retail, Kantar TNS, Kantar Vermeer, Kantar Worldpanel and Lightspeed.

He was on the 2015 Cannes Lions Creative Data jury in its inaugural year. And now happily counts creative people as some of his best partners !

Previously Eric served as a Main Board Director of WPP Group, responsible for strategy and digital. He was also MD of the Henley Centre and a researcher and speechwriter for The Labour Party Foreign Affairs Team in the House of Commons.

Eric has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Trinity College Oxford and an MSc with distinction in Economics from Birkbeck College London. He was a non-executive director at DFID (the UK Government's Department for International Development) and a Trustee of The British Museum.

Creative Effectiveness



Jonathan Mildenhall,
Chief Marketing Officer,
Airbnb,
Global (USA)

Jonathan started his career in 1990 at McCann-Erickson. Over the next 15 years, he rose rapidly through the ranks of the London Ad Industry.

In 2006 Jonathan joined The Coca-Cola Company as VP, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative. In 2007 he lead the introduction of Coca-Cola's global marketing platform “Open Happiness” which contributed to Coke’s most profitable growth period in 20 years, became their most awarded marketing platform in history, and helped secure 2013's Creative Marketer Of The Year award at the Cannes Lions Festival.

Jonathan joined Airbnb in June 2014. He has never worked harder, never worked smarter, never felt more creative in his life. He says, “Airbnb has literally taken twenty years off me - I feel as energized and excited about the work that I do as I did in my late twenties. My job is to create the most preeminent 21st Century SuperBrand Marketing organization. I have no idea how I will do it. But that's really the best part about it. We get to invent a whole new playbook.”

Cyber



Colleen DeCourcy
Global Chief Creative Officer,
Wieden + Kennedy,
Global

As Global Chief Creative Officer, Colleen DeCourcy leads the eight-office global network of Wieden+Kennedy alongside Global President Dave Luhr. For more than three decades, the fiercely independent shop has been telling beautiful, provocative stories and setting the bar for creativity.

Colleen is charting and implementing the vision for the agency’s future and has been instrumental in establishing the first of many proof points that W+K is a culture for all kinds of creative people, including the rise of the agency’s creative technology group, The Lodge, and content publishing across the network. Colleen joined the agency in 2013 and became partner in 2014.

Before W+K, Colleen founded Socialistic, a social media content and design shop, where she served as Chief Creative Officer and CEO. While at Socialistic, she won coveted accounts Red Bull and Fast Company, two of the leading content marketers in the world.

Prior to founding Socialistic, Colleen was the first Chief Digital Officer for TBWA Worldwide, setting the network’s global digital strategy and leading digital efforts for Adidas and Pepsi.

Throughout her career, Colleen has had the honor of being named one of advertising’s top creatives by numerous publications and has served on multiple juries, including the Titanium & Integrated and Cyber juries previously at Cannes Lions.

She is currently based in New York and spends time throughout the year in all eight W+K offices.

Design



Sandra Planeta
Founder & Creative Director,
Planeta Design,
Sweden

Sandra Planeta is Creative Director and founder of the Stockholm based design firm, Planeta Design. She works with branding and design assignments both locally and internationally. Clients include Hästens, Peak Performance, Svenskt Tenn, Dirty Linen, Sofidel and ColArt among others.

Previous experience includes five years of working at The Body Shop in London as the Global Creative Manager of Packaging. 

From 1998 to 2000 Sandra worked in New York, as s Senior Designer at Spot Design with a global portfolio of clients in a wide range of entertainment sectors. In 1995 after graduating from Beckmans school of Design, she moved to Hong Kong were she was the Design Manager at Shanghai Tang, Chinese fashion lifestyle.

Sandra has lectured on design in various design schools, as well sat on the jury for the Swedish Advertising award Guldägget a number of times. President of the Design Jury for eurobest 2015, Design jury member at Cannes Lions 2015. She has won numerous awards for her work.

Digital Craft



Henry Cowling
Creative Director,
UNIT9,
UK

Henry Cowling is a Creative Director at UNIT9, the innovative production agency he has helped become one of the World's most awarded creative companies. In 2013 Henry established UNIT9 VR, an industry leading virtual reality and immersive content creator.

He now explores the creative and UX possibilities of disruptive technology for UNIT9’s global partner base.

Henry's work has been exhibited by the artist Banksy and enjoyed by millions of internet denizens around the world (and even some real people).

Direct



Ted Lim
Chief Creative Officer,
Dentsu Brand Agencies APAC,
APAC

An English Literature graduate, Ted spent two decades at Naga DDB Malaysia where he helped win and grow over 50 accounts including DiGi Telecommunications (Telenor), BMW, Panasonic, Perodua Automobiles, Astro (Measat), Nippon Paint, Johnson & Johnson, Tourism Malaysia, Nikon, Carlsberg, Brand’s (Cerebos), Mamee Noodles, Malaysia Airlines, Hong Leong Bank and Prudential Assurance.

The agency was Malaysia’s most successful and consistently awarded, winning three  Agency of the Year titles, Malaysia's first D&AD Yellow Pencil, numerous Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, One Show Pencils, AWARD Awards, AdFest Lotus, Spikes and the country's only Asia-Pacific Effie during Ted’s watch.

Bob Scarpelli, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide felt, “The work Ted has done and inspired was always among the best in the Asia-Pacific and in our network. The people who have worked with him have learned, grown and soared under his nurturing style of leadership.”  For his troubles, the bread-and-award winner was entrusted with raising the bar for DDB Asia-Pacific.

Ranked Asia’s fourth  most awarded copywriter by Campaign Asia and the eighth  most consistently awarded creative in Asia-Pacific over a decade (The Work 2002-2011), Ted was inducted into the Malaysian MC2 Advertising Hall of Fame and named the country’s top ECD by Campaign Brief Asia and AdoiMagazine.

He took the job of Chief Creative Officer at Leo Burnett Singapore in 2012 where he helped the agency win the regional IKEA business and worked on Samsung, UOB, Great Eastern Life and Earth Hour. 

Now regional Chief Creative Officer at Dentsu Asia-Pacific, Ted works with 28 offices across 14 countries.  Creative icons like Andy Greenaway, Merlee Jayme, Agnelio Dias and Santosh Padhi came on board and Dentsu won a slew of new business including Unilever, Nestle, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Disney, Toyota, Qantas, Uniqlo, Dulux and Yamaha across the region. 

Ted’s creative strategy in the digital economy is to produce innovative business solutions in the mobile, digital, and social space. Relevant and useful content that’s different and better. Work that moves people to move business, from engagement to transaction.  His first fully digital/social Wakudoki campaign for Toyota Asia-Pacific garnered 10 million views on Facebook and YouTube. TIME magazine weighed in, “This Toyota Ad Is Utterly Insane – and Wonderful” and deemed it, “The most delightful two minutes of your day.”

Ted served as Jury President at Spikes Asia and AdFest, judged the Cannes Titanium & Integrated Lions, D&AD, Clio, the New York Festivals, the London International Awards and the Asia-Pacific Effies.  He spoke at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, the P&G Asia Brand Managers College in Singapore, the Dentsu Aegis Network Global Conference in Tokyo, the Creative All Stars in Kuala Lumpur, lectured at DDB University and headed AWARD School.

Dentsu Asia-Pacific picked up an unprecedented haul of awards at D&AD, One Show, Clio, Cannes Lions  and was crowned Campaign Agency Of The Year 2016 in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea and overall Southeast Asia Creative Agency Of The Year.

Entertainment



PJ Pereira, 
Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder,
Pereira & O'Dell,
Global

PJ Pereira is CCO & Co-founder of Pereira & O’Dell and a Cannes Lions pioneer. When the festival launched the Cyber category in 1998, Pereira received Gold Lions in the first two years, a Grand Prix in its third year, returning the next year to serve as Cyber Jury President and one of the youngest presidents in the history of the festival.

A decade later, with the advent of Branded Content and Entertainment Lions, he once again won a Gold in the opening year (2012), a Grand Prix the following year and now Pereira returns to a presidential role in Entertainment, one of the newest and most exciting competitions in the Festival of Creativity.

Pereira's milestones in the field include a feature film for Red Bull titled “Unflinching Triumph”, which in 2007 was named by Sports Illustrated as the “Most Amusing Sports Parody of the Year”.  His agency is credited with the creation of the first-ever social film (“The Inside Experience”, for Intel and Toshiba in 2011); and surpassed by the triple Cannes Grand Prix winner “The Beauty Inside”, also for Intel and Toshiba. It was also first piece of advertising to win an Emmy against regular TV programming. In 2016, Pereira & O'Dell was behind the rare participation of a brand in the prestigious “Official Selection” of Sundance Film Festival with NETSCOUT and Werner Herzog's "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World". The film was named in Esquire Magazine’s “Top 10 Best Non-Fiction Films” in 2016.

His credentials in content, digital and advertising have made him one of the world's most influential and respected creatives. He was named the Top CCO in ADWEEK’s “Creative 100”, "Creativity 50" and is a Board Member of the Ad Council in the US.

Beyond advertising, Brazilian-born PJ Pereira is also a best-selling novelist. In 2015, his book trilogy "Gods of Both Worlds" spent a month as the #1 novel by a Brazilian author in his native country. In April 2017, he launches his fourth novel and the series will reach five more countries in Europe and Latin America.

Pereira believes agencies have to provide a return on the money brands are investing but also the time consumers are spending with the work. That balance is the ultimate challenge we face today, and is exactly what this category is all about. 

Entertainment Lions for Music



Olivier Robert-Murphy, 
Global Head of New Business,
Universal Music Group,
Global

When it comes to creativity, passion is key. As Universal Music Group (UMG)’s Global Head of New Business, Toulouse-born Olivier Robert-Murphy’s desire to seek out inventive and collaborative business concepts never wavers.

Olivier leads Universal Music Group and Brands (UMGB) - an award-winning team of global music, content and partnership experts, recognised as THE creative company for music and brands. Together they provide innovative campaigns and focused insight to help global brands truly connect with their audiences.

UMGB projects include collaborations between Make Up For Ever and Jessie J; MasterCard and Ellie Goulding; several international partnerships with Coca-Cola; exclusive media and retail activations with HP and the first legal music streaming service in Cambodia with Smart Axiata. A champion of the four E’s, Olivier's partnerships have music at the core and are driven by engagement, experience, exclusivity and emotion.

Financing his studies by chauffeuring superstars around Paris, Olivier then served as an officer in the French Air Force before beginning his career at Procter & Gamble. Joining the entertainment industry at PolyGram Video, he ultimately advanced to VP of Marketing at Universal Pictures International Video in London.

In 2001, he launched the Audio-Visual Department at UMG, managed the Global Strategic Marketing Division and in 2011, set up a dynamic new business, UMGB. In the meantime he earned an MBA at London Business School.

A popular thought-leader, 2016 saw Olivier take the stage at high-profile media events in Sydney, Miami, Helsinki, Paris, London, Brussels and Istanbul and act as a jury member at Cannes Lions for music and entertainment.

Film



Pete Favat
Chief Creative Officer,
Deutsch North America,
USA

As North American CCO, Pete Favat oversees the LA and NY offices to deliver work that moves business and becomes a part of the cultural landscape. Pete has led integrated campaigns for Taco Bell, VW, Target, and Dr Pepper, and has helped add eight new clients to Deutsch’s roster. Prior to joining Deutsch, Pete spent 13 years as CCO of Arnold Worldwide where he co-created the Truth campaign. That work was named “Campaign of the decade” by Adweek.

In 2015, Pete was named one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Creative People in Advertising and was featured in Adweek’s annual Creative 100 list. His work has earned numerous awards at top industry shows, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, CLIO Awards, ANDYs, and Kelly Awards, as well as three Emmy’s. He is on the prestigious One Show Board of Directors, was named Chairman of the ANDY awards for 2017, and also served on the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s Titanium Jury.

Film Craft



Robert Galluzzo
Founder, Executive Producer,
FINCH,
Australia

Robert Galluzzo rose from dispatch to Head of TV at Young & Rubicam, Sydney before moving to Managing Director at @radical.media, Sydney. In 2011 Galluzzo founded FINCH and has lead the company to become one of Australia’s and New Zealand's leading production companies. With a reputation for nurturing new talent Robert is inspired constantly by his team and roster of Directors. Robert's passion and investment in innovation has led to the launch of multiple high profile technology creations including, among many others, the Most Powerful Arm; a Black Pencil winner and 37 Degrees. He is also a Gold Cannes Lions winner.

Robert’s work is internationally renowned having won D&AD pencils, Gold at Cannes Lions, One Show, London Internationals, New York Festival and Award awards. His entertainment work has been recognised at the International Digital Emmys and the AFIs.

Robert has featured as a member on multiple award juries and 2015 will see him as Film Craft Jury Member at D&AD, Cannes Lions, Jury President of Film at AXIS and President of Film Craft at Dubai Lynx.

Glass



Wendy Clark
Chief Executive Officer,
DDB Worldwide North America,
USA

Wendy Clark is Chief Executive Officer of DDB North America.

She joined DDB in January 2016 after working client side at Coca-Cola North America, where she led the Sparkling Category Business Unit as well as the Strategic Marketing organization, including Brand Strategy and Innovation; Media Connections, Investments and Assets; Content and Design.

Prior to joining The Coca-Coca Company, Wendy was Senior Vice President, Advertising for AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications company, where she was at the helm of the company’s most ambitious and aggressive re-branding and advertising campaign in its history.

In 2014, Wendy was recognised by New York Women in Communications with the coveted Matrix award. Among other recognitions, in 2011 Fast Company cited her as the Brand Refresher on its top ten list of innovative Business Disruptors and the Advertising Women of New York recognised Wendy as their 2011 Advertising Woman of the Year.

In 2009 and 2010, FORTUNE featured Wendy in its “40 Under 40” issue, ranking as the highest woman in 2010 (#15). She was also named one of four “Women to Watch” by FORTUNE. Her efforts were recognised in 2007, upon her induction into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. In addition, Advertising Age cited Wendy as “one of the most important women in marketing” in its “Women to Watch” 2007 issue.

She is an advisory board member IDEO.org and a board director for the Ad Council and American Advertising Federation.



Health & Wellness



Mike Rogers,
Creative Partner,
Serviceplan Health & Life,
Germany

The roots of Mike’s career go back to his school days. Blessed with disastrous marks in natural sciences he discovered his outstanding talent for music and arts. Mike decided against a career as a Rockstar in favour of arts and went on to study graphics, film and photography at the Blackpool College of Arts and Technology in the north of England.

After six years in London Mike moved to Munich to join the Serviceplan Group. At Serviceplan he witnessed the incredible growth of the group from 200 to currently over 3800 employees worldwide.

Over the years he has won many awards in local and global festivals e.g. Cannes, Clio, Global Awards, D&AD, Epica, Eurobest, NYF, etc.

For the last three years Mike has been Jury President for The Comprix Healthcare Awards in Germany. In 2014 he was a Jury member of the first Lions Health and in 2015 Jury President for Healthcare at the Eurobest in Antwerp. In 2016 he was a member the Executive Jury for Clio Health in New York.

Innovation

Susan

Susan Lyne
Founder & President,
BBG Ventures,
USA

Susan Lyne has held leadership positions at media, technology, and entertainment companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies. She is currently President and Managing Partner of BBG Ventures, an AOL-backed investment fund focused on women-led tech startups.

Before launching BBG Ventures, she was CEO of the AOL Brand Group where she oversaw AOL’s unique content brands.

From 2008 to 2013 she was CEO and then Chair of Gilt.com, the innovative ecommerce company that pioneered flash sales in the United States. She served as President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) from 2004 to 2008. And from 1996 to 2004, Susan worked at Disney/ABC, rising to President of ABC Entertainment where she oversaw the development of shows including Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lost. Ms. Lyne began her career in the magazine industry: she was Managing Editor of New Times and The Village Voice; and she created and launched Premiere Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief and Publication Director.

Susan has been honored with multiple awards, including NAFE’s Women of Excellence award in 2016. Ad Age named her named Publishing Executive of the Year in 2006 and she received the Matrix Award from New York Women In Communications in 2007.

Media



Mike Cooper
Chief Executive Officer,
PHD Worldwide,
Global

Mike Cooper was appointed CEO of PHD Worldwide in 2007, responsible for growing the Omnicom owned network, which today has over 80 offices in 69 countries.  Under Mike’s leadership PHD was named ‘Media Network of the Year 2016’ by Campaign magazine and at the Cristal awards.  In 2016, PHD had its best new business year ever, holding the No.1 spot in R3’s global league table for the entire second half of the year. PHD also picked up over 350 awards for its client work, including 4 Cannes Lions as entrant agency. PHD was also Campaign’s Media Network of the Year in 2015 and Adweek’s Media Agency Network of the Year in 2012.

Mike started working in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi in London in 1984 before moving to Hong Kong in 1989 to work as media director. In 1991 he was appointed CEO for Saatchi in Hong Kong and in 1993 was put in charge of North Asia.  He joined Omnicom in 1997 as OMD’s first employee to set up the network in Asia-Pacific.  As CEO for OMD Asia Pacific he grew the network to 26 offices and was recognised as being one of the top two media specialists in Asia Pacific. 

In 2005 he launched PHD across the Asia Pacific region, leading to him being named Media Magazine’s ‘Regional Agency Head of the Year for Asia’.  Mike’s appointment to Worldwide CEO in 2007 saw him return to London, where the PHD network’s HQ is based. PHD manages clients such as VW Group, Unilever, GSK, SAP, Ferrero, Bayer, SC Johnson and Google amongst others.
He loves classic Porsche cars and his wife’s Saluki Lurcher, Dido.

 

Mobile



Andy Hood
Head of Emerging Technologies,
AKQA,
UK

Andy Hood is Head of Emerging Technologies at AKQA. He founded and leads the Creative Research & Development team, which specialises in rapid design and development of new digital products and services for clients, and in demonstrating how new technologies can be applied to solve business and consumer problems.

Andy was a key figure in the development of the Fiat Eco:Drive connected-car system that drives behavior change around fuel consumption, the Heineken Star Player live dual-screen Champions League game and the Nissan IDx virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift at the Tokyo Motorshow.

Andy was featured in AdWeek as one of the ‘Top Ten Creative Minds’ in Digital and included in the BIMA 100 of 2016. He is regularly called upon by the press to offer expert commentary and presents at influential global events such as 2nd Screen Summit at CES, Dmexco, Mobile Convention, IMWorld, TEDx Bucharest and the Guardian’s Changing Advertising Summit. Andy has also been a member of the Cannes Lions Mobile jury and his work has been recognised over the years by major award shows globally.

 

Outdoor



Bruno Bertelli
Global Chief Creative Officer,
Publicis Worldwide,
Global

Born in Verona, after earning a degree in Semiotics, Bruno began his career as a copywriter in New York after attending the School of Visual Arts.

He moved to JWT Italy in 1998 where he remained until 2010 in the role of Creative Director on high profile international accounts and Executive Creative Director of the Rome office. 

In January 2011, he joined Publicis Italy as Executive Creative Director together with Cristiana Boccassini, and in 2013 they were appointed Global Creative Directors Publicis WW on Heineken and members of the International Creative Board.

In November 2014 Publicis WW appointed him CEO of Publicis Italy. Thanks to his work with the client, in June 2015 he was appointed as Global Leader on Heineken for the network and in November 2016, ECD Publicis Western Europe.

In May 2016 he was nominated to be Global CCO Publicis Worldwide, maintaining the role as CEO of Publicis Italy.

Along with Cristiana Boccassini, he is the most awarded Italian creative in the world with 41 Cannes Lions, of which nine are Gold, one Grand Clio and one Grand Prix at the NYF as well as many other national and international awards

 

Pharma



June Laffey, 
Executive Creative Director,  
McCann Health,
Australia and South East Asia

June is one of the most respected leaders in healthcare communications.

She believes that significant advances in technology and creative thinking make this an exceptional time to work in health. She loves that every day brings the opportunity to positively impact lives.

Since joining McCann Health Sydney in 2010, her agency has continually been recognised as one of APACs most creatively awarded healthcare agencies, and is consistently a star performer within the network. Now Executive Creative Director McCann Health, Australia and South East Asia, June is known for nurturing both people and impactful work.

June has won Gold at Lions Health and Spikes, as well as being multi-awarded at the Globals, Clio Health, One Show, IPA awards, Campaign AOY, and Creative Floor.  She has judged in all the major international healthcare award shows, and was president of the inaugural Spikes Health jury. She also recently co-chaired AWARD school.

June passionately believes in the life-changing power of positive thinking and feels blessed that, in her role, she continually learns about the strength of the human spirit. 

PR



Karen van Bergen
Chief Executive Officer,
Omnicom Public Relations Group,
USA

Karen van Bergen is CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group with responsibility for all public relations and public affairs firms within Omnicom, encompassing 11 brands including three of the industry’s top global agencies. She has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Karen served as CEO of Porter Novelli from 2012 to 2015; during that time, Karen led the agency on a path of significant transformation, marked by growth and recognition as a best place to work. Before that, Karen spent four years at FleishmanHillard, most recently as senior partner, senior vice president and global lead for OneVoice, an integrated Omnicom team serving Royal Philips Electronics.

Working in-house, Karen served two stints with McDonald’s in Europe and Asia totalling more than 13 years. She also served as director of corporate affairs at The Coca-Cola Company in the Netherlands. Karen has been recognized with myriad awards including PRWeek PR Professional of the Year, Ad Age “Woman to Watch,” New York Business Journal “Woman of Influence” and the ICCO Hall of Fame.

Print & Publishing



Fran Luckin
Chief Creative Officer,
Grey Africa,
South Africa

Fran Luckin is Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa in Johannesburg.

After 20 years in “traditional” advertising, featuring tours of duty at TBWA Hunt/Lascaris, and ten years at Ogilvy Johannesburg, during which she served as Executive Creative Director, Fran joined Quirk (now Mirum Africa) as CCO, in order to gain digital experience. The decision was driven by her desire to learn to use technology to create immersive, rich stories and experiences for brands.

Her work has been recognised by every major awards show.

She has had the privilege of serving on three previous Cannes Lions Juries and has also judged the Clio Awards, D&AD, and the One Show.

She has an M.B.A from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Her thesis looked at the role of awards shows (particularly the Cannes Lions) in driving creative innovation.
She is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is Chairman of the Academic Board of the Red & Yellow School of Advertising.

 

Product Design



Ruth Berktold
Owner,
YES ARC.,
Germany

Ruth Berktold is a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich since September 2002 and currently holds a guest professorship at the City College in New York. Her field of research is Architectural Design and the Conceptual Approach to Computer integrated Design for Buildings, Furniture and Products. She has a Munich-New York based office called YES ARC./YES Products.

She lived in New York from May 1994 to May 2002. Before starting her own office she worked for Behnisch and Partner, Stuttgart, Prof. Eisele und Fritz, Darmstadt, Bernard Tschumi, Jim Polshek and Asymptote in New York and dealt with projects of different scales and designed international competitions for clients such as Daimler Chrysler and BMW.

During this time she was an adjunct professor for architectural design and product design at RPI graduate school (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY) and at Parsons School of Design, NY. She has been an invited member of many juries at different architecture and design schools and in juries for the IF design award and the Cannes Lion Award and at many architectural competitions.

Promo &  Activation



Stéphane Xiberras
President/Chief Creative Officer,
BETC,
France

Stéphane Xiberras began his career as a copywriter. He joined BETC as a Creative Director in 1999 and went on to become President and Chief Creative Officer in 2007. His tenure as President has seen the agency win hundreds of awards and become the largest and most creative agency in France.

He is in charge of, among others, the CANAL+ account, and is behind the multi- award winning spot “The Bear” which is the most awarded film in the entire history of the Gunn Report. His other films include “The Closet”, “March of the Emperor” “Unicorns” and “Kitchen”.

Stéphane is behind the recent innovative Instagram campaign Like my addiction.

Stéphane is also the inventor of CAI (Creative Artificial Intelligence), a unique software robot that creates ads and effectively demonstrates the downsides of the industry.

In 2010 he founded BETC Academy, the agency’s internship programme that runs twice year, offering young talents the opportunity to develop through senior mentorship and to work with actual clients.

In 2012 Stéphane founded the BETC Start Up Lab, a commando unit within the agency, exclusively dedicated to start-ups. The aim of the lab is to see new companies grow faster, stronger and sooner. By applying the agency’s knowledge of brand storytelling to their product or service, the lab helps them transform into brands and build a value platform.

 

Radio



Mario D'Andrea
President, Chief Creative Officer,
Dentsu,
Brazil

Mario D'Andrea is the CCO and President of Dentsu Brasil since February 2014.

He has clients such as Toyota, Canon, Ajinomoto, Nissin and others.

As a copywriter he worked in the last three decades for large agencies such as FCB, Loducca and Lowe.

Mario was CCO of JWT Brasil and placed the agency among the most creative agencies in the country. In 2008 he also began to integrate JWT Global Creative Council.

He coordinated HSBC communication in Brazil and then in Latin America for 10 years. Mario has great cases for Coca-Cola, Ford, J&J and Kraft/Mondelez, among others.

In 2010 he was the Creative Professional of the Year for the Caboré Award by Meio&Mensagem.

He was president at the jury of important Latam awards, including Fiap, Wave and others.

He was a juror at Cannes Lions  in three editions: 2006 (Radio), 2012 (Titanium & Integrated) and 2013 (Promo & Activation).

As a creative director, has won 14 Cannes Lions.

His main belief is “The best ideas comes from real life. They live on the streets.

 

Titanium & Integrated



Tham Khai Meng 
Co-Chairman & Worlwide Chief Creative Officer,
Ogilvy & Mather,
Global

Khai wrote his first ad at the age of 13 for the school magazine.

Although it didn’t win him any awards, it did spark a career that saw him pick up more than his fair share including multiple Grand Prix and Titanium Lions. In 2012 he was President of the Cannes Film and Press Jury, and last year he led Ogilvy & Mather to win Cannes Network of the Year for an unprecedented fifth time in a row.

AdAge called Khai "One of the most influential people in the communication business" a claim he describes as flattering but almost certainly not true.

As Co-Chairman and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of O&M, Khai serves numerous roles at the global agency including client partner, strategic thinker, storyteller, idea champion, insight digger, copywriter, UX designer, art director, mischief-maker, ombudsman, therapist…and then he goes to lunch. In every role he strives to convince anyone who will listen that Creativity is the most powerful competitive advantage a business can have. 

Khai has served on the steering committee for content creation at the World Economic Forum, and currently serves on the boards of Future of Storytelling, Miami Ad School, and Facebook Creative Council.  

When we asked Khai what he does in his free time he says, "What free time?"