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Cannes Lions announce 2018 Jury Members

Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity, has today announced the 413 jury members chosen to award and celebrate the best creative work from around the world.

This year’s juries are composed of individuals from 50 countries, including for the first time representatives from Georgia, Nigeria, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Continuing the drive for a more diverse mix within the jury room, this year includes 46% female jury members, as well as a wide mix of creative agencies, brands, media owners and production companies.

Jose Papa, Managing Director of Cannes Lions said: “The job of the Cannes Lions jury is to act as the custodians of creativity and celebrate work that demonstrates the value of creativity in all its forms. We are committed to ensuring that our juries include a diverse range of people from across the branded communications ecosystem.”

Last year the Festival announced new Lions with the introduction of a new Awards architecture to better reflect and support the fast-moving creative industries. These Lions include Creative eCommerce Lions, Brand Experience & Activation Lions, Social & influencer Lions, Sustainable Development Goals Lions and the Industry Craft Lions. An overall reduction in the number of categories within individual Lions refined the focus, while new categories were introduced to reflect how creative companies are operating.

“Cannes Lions is now in its 65th year and in that time the industry, and the organisations operating within it, has changed dramatically. These new specialised Lions require a broader range of skills and experience which will ultimately help expand our perspective of creative excellence,” said Terry Savage, Chairman, Cannes Lions. “The Lions are constantly evolving, just as the industry is, and our jury members are fundamental to ensuring that we keep creativity at the core of what we do.”

The 2018 Cannes Lions Awards will be presented at ceremonies taking place each evening throughout the Festival from the 18-22 June.

The 2018 members are:

Brand Experience & Activation Lions

Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup, Global – Jury President

Guillermo Tragant, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Furia, Argentina

Geert Verdonck , Creative Director, TBWA\Belgium, Belgium

Fernando Guntovitch, Founder/CEO, The Group, Brazil

Nuala Byles, EVP, Executive Creative Director, Geometry, Canada

Martin Vinacur, President and Executive Creative Director, AldeA Santiago, Chile

Vivian Yong, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, China

Radouane Hadj Moussa, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Prague, Czech Republic

Juan Manuel Koenig, Chief Creative Officer, Koenig Communications, Ecuador

Souen Le Van, Creative Director, Buzzman, France

Giorgi Avaliani, Creative Director, Leavingstone, Georgia

Sandra Loibl, Executive Creative Director, Serviceplan, Germany

Josh Mullens, Global EP & Head of Projects, Will O'Rourke Experiential, Global

Beatrice Remy, Managing Director, LORE, Hong Kong

Levente Kovacs, Chief Creative Officer, White Rabbit Budapest, Hungary

Brijesh Jacob, Chief Creative Technologist, DDBMudra Group, India

Shani Gershi, VP Creative, Freelance, Israel

Francesco Bozza, Chief Creative Officer, FCB, Italy

Satoshi Otsuka, Communication Architect/Digital Creative, ADK, Japan

Marialejandra Urbina, Director of Planning and Strategy, MullenLowe Group, LATAM

Yasmina Baz, Regional Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Lebanon

Alexis Ospina, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R, Mexico

Emily Beautrais, Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO, New Zealand

Lanre Adisa, Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, Noah's Ark, Nigeria

Ester Hjellum, Senior Art Director and Partner, Try, Norway

Juan Pablo Peschiera, Creative Director, Publicis, Peru

Agnieszka Klimczak, Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson, Poland

Pedro Pires, Founder Partner, Solid Dogma, Portugal

Johanna Santiago, Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson, Puerto Rico

Irina Pencea, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Jazz, Romania

Daniele Pancetti, Executive Creative Director, FCB Moscow, Russia

Primus Nair, Executive Creative Director, BBDO Singapore, Singapore

Matt Ross, Executive Creative Director, King James, South Africa

Victoria Sunmie Lhie, Director of Experience Strategy, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea

Gil Blancafort, CEO and Founder, Yslandia, Spain

Linnea Lofjord, Head of Brand Design, NordDDB, Sweden

Dennis Lueck, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt/Limmat, Switzerland

Satit Jantawiwat, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil, Thailand

Darre Van Dijk, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Neboko, The Netherlands

Lize Karaboga, Managing Partner, Ultra, Turkey

Juliana Paracencio, Regional Creative Director, Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

Vicki Maguire, Joint Chief Creative Officer, Grey Global, UK

Shirin Majid, Executive Creative Director, Cake, UK

Tiffany Rolfe, Chief Creative Officer and Partner, Co:collective, USA

Menno Kluin, Chief Creative Officer, 360i, USA

Creative Data Lions

Marc Maleh, Global Director, Havas, Global – Jury President

Kim Bartkowski, Creative Director, Associate Partner, IBM iX, Australia

Alex Cheng, Vice President, Baidu and Chief Technology Officer, Baidu Search, China

Paola Aldaz, VP Marketing, Mastercard, Colombia

Chloe Hawking, Chief Digital Director, OMG, EMEA

Kim O'Brien, Director, Data Science & Analytics, Publicis.Sapient, Global

Ryota Mochizuki, Managing Director, Accenture Interactive, Japan

Bas Korsten, Creative Partner, J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sebastian Tomich, SVP, Global Head of Advertising & Marketing Solutions, The New York Times, USA

Amy Avery, Chief Intelligence Officer, Droga5, USA

Creative eCommerce Lions

Nick Law, Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe and President of Publicis Communications, Global – Jury President

Cheelip Ong, Group Chief Creative Officer,, Asia

Andrea Siqueira, Executive Creative Director, Isobar, Brazil

Dan Burdett, Senior Director of Marketing Innovation and Head of EMEA Marketing Lab, eBay, EMEA

Minah Kim, Director of User Experience, Cheil Worldwide, Global

Daniel Bonner, Global Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman, Global

Gemma Spence, Head of eCommerce, PHD Media Global Business, Global

Eric Jannon, VP Executive Creative Director, R/GA New York, USA

Creative Effectiveness Lions

Fernando Machado, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King, Global – Jury President

Paula Lindenberg, Vice President Marketing, AB-Inbev, Brazil

Harjot Singh, Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup, EMEA

Jonny Bauer, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Droga5, Global

Michael Houston, Worldwide CEO, Grey Group, Global

Anuraag Trikha, Global Director, Marketing Communications, Heineken, Global

Kristina Duncan, VP Global Marketing Communications Barbie, Mattel, Global

Brent Nelsen, Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett, North America

Jeeyoung Park, SVP, Corporate Communications & Head of Brand Marketing, Hanwha Group, South Korea

Crystal Rix, Chief Strategy Officer, BBDO New York, USA 

Design Lions

Johnny Tan, Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny, APAC – Jury President

Dominic Hofstede, Executive Creative Director, Maud Melbourne, Australia

Giovanni Vannucchi, Partner, Oz Estratégia+Design, Brazil

Vanessa Eckstein, Creative Director/Founder, Blok Design, Canada

Julia Deshayes, Art Director, TBWA\Paris, France

Katrin Oeding, CEO & Creative Director, Studio Oeding, Germany

Thomas Holst Sørensen, Creative Director, Global Design Innovation, LEGO, Global

Greg Quinton, Chief Creative Officer, Superunion, Global

Connie Birdsall, Sr. Partner and Global Creative Director, Lippincott, Global

Lulu Raghavan, Managing Director, Landor, India

Yuri Uenishi, Art Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan  Leonid Feigin, Creative Director, DDVB, Russia

Carola Gerlach, Former Creative Director, FutureBrand, Singapore

Vumile Mavumengwana, Designer, Creative Director, VM DSGN, South Africa

Ali Rez, Regional Creative Director - Middle East and Pakistan, BBDO, UAE 

Digital Craft Lions

Jean Lin, Global CEO, Isobar, Global – Jury President

Saulo Rodrigues, Executive Creative Director, Visual Design, R/GA, Brazil

Sanne Drogtrop, Head of Integrated Production, Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, China

Madison Wharton, Global Chief Production Officer, Kirshenbaum Bond Senegal & Partners, Global

Cathrine Movold, Service Designer and Digital Product Strategist, Catalyst Business Design, Norway

Jeroen van der Meer, Executive Creative Director, MediaMonks, The Netherlands

Karen Boswell, Head of Innovations, adamandeveDDB, UK

Steve Jelley, Managing Director, Hammerhead VR, UK

Jennifer McBride, Director of Digital & Innovation, J. Walter Thompson, USA

Resh Sidhu, Creative Director, AKQA, USA 

Direct Lions

Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB, Global – Jury President

Sergio Pollaccia, Chief Creative Officer/CEO, AMEN, Argentina

Jim Ingram, Founder & Chief Creative Tinker, Thinkerbell, Australia

Sophie De Plecker, Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Belgium

Paulo Coelho, Co-President & Chief Creative Officer, DM9DDB, Brazil

Barbara Williams, Executive Creative Director, Track DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Canada

Francisco Cavada, Executive Creative Director, Y&R Santiago, Chile

Daniel Bermudez, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, FANTÁSTICA / BOMBAI, Colombia

Klara Palmer, Group Creative Director, McCann Prague, Czech Republic

Michael Robert, Chief Creative Officer/Co-Founder, ROBERT/BOISEN & Like-minded, Denmark

Luis Campoverde, General Creative Director, Véritas DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Ecuador

Gaëtan du Peloux, Creative Director, Marcel Paris, France

Felix Fenz, Executive Creative Director, Grabarz & Partner, Germany

Gerrit Zinke, Managing Director and Partner, thjnk Hamburg, Germany

Carol Lam, President & Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, Greater China

Prateek Bhardwaj, National Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup, India

Gina Ridenti, Group Executive Creative Director, TBWA, Italy

Shota Hatanaka, Integrated Campaign Director, Hakuhodo Kettle, Japan

Paola Mounla, Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson, Lebanon

Rocío Cuadra, Vice President Creative, Only If, Mexico

Lisa Fedyszyn, Group Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, New Zealand

Alexander Gjersøe, Creative Director & Partner, SMFB Oslo, Norway

Juan Carlos Gomez De La Torre, President, Chief Creative Officer, Circus Grey, Peru

Tomás Froes, Founder & Owner, MSTF Partners, Portugal

Sebastian Olar, Co-Creative Director, MAINSTAGE THE AGENCY, Romania

Polina Maguire, Creative Director, Havas, Russia

Lizi Hamer, Regional Creative Director, Octagon, Singapore

Neo Segola, Creative Director, FCB, South Africa

Kiyoung Kim, Executive Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, South Korea

Anthony Chelvanathan, Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka

Karin Frisell, Senior Creative, Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden

Sandra Genge, Managing Partner, Creative Strategy, FOUR Werbeagentur AG, Switzerland

Subun Khow, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu One (Bangkok), Thailand

Kalle Hellzen, Executive Creative Director, 180 Kingsday, The Netherlands

Can Faga, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Istanbul, Turkey

Kapil Bhimekar, Associate Creative Director, Y&R Dubai, UAE

Victoria Fox, CEO, LIDA, UK

Katrina Encanto, Creative Director, MullenLowe London, UK

Corinna Falusi, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Mother NY, USA

Alfonso Marian, Co-Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, USA

Chacho Puebla, Chief Creative Officer & Friend, MullenLowe, Western Europe & LATAM 

Entertainment Lions

Debbi Vandeven, Global Chief Creative Officer, VML, Global – Jury President

Claudia Cristovao, Head of Brand Studio, Google, APAC

Lisa Buchan, Director, Lisa Buchan Consultancy, EMEA

Alexandre Tan, VP Advertising & Brand Partnerships, Gameloft, France

Nils Rottsahl, Head of Edelman.ergo STUDIOS & Executive Producer, Edelman.ergo, Germany

Alexandra Ouzilleau, Global Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Havas Group, Global

Andre Llewellyn, Global Brand Strategy, Instagram, Global

Rafael Lazarini, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development, Live Nation Entertainment, LATAM

Walid Kanaan, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\RAAD, MENA

Reed Collins, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, North Asia

Miguel Bemfica, Chief Creative Officer, MRM McCann, Spain

Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Inc., Taiwan

Bas Verhart, Founder, THNK School of Creative Leadership and DFFRNT Media, The Netherlands

Luke Southern, Managing Director, DRUM, UK

Jez Nelson, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Somethin’ Else, UK

Kristin Greene, Co-Founder/Principal, Flashpoint PR, USA

Elizabeth Lindsey, Managing Partner, Wasserman, USA

Ari Halper, Chief Creative Officer, FCB New York, USA

Rebecca Skinner, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Superprime Films, USA

Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer, Refinery29, USA 

Film Lions

Luiz Sanches, Chief Creative Officer, Almap/BBDO, Brazil – Jury President

Laura Visco, Creative Director, 72andSunny Amsterdam, Argentina

Jen Speirs, Deputy Executive Creative Director, BMF, Australia

Laura Esteves, Creative Director, Y&R, Brazil

Helen Pak, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group Canada and President, Grey Toronto, Canada

Thomas Hoffmann, Creative Director and Owner, & Co., Denmark

Steffen Bärenfänger, Executive Creative Director, Mackevision, Germany

Fred Levron, Worldwide Creative Partner, FCB, Global

Senthil Kumar, Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson, India

Stefania Siani, Executive Creative Director, DLV BBDO, Italy

Takayuki Niizawa, Senior Creative Director, TBWA\Hakuhodo, Japan

Ariel Soto, VP & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, Mexico

Koh Hwee Peng, Creative Partner, Blak Labs, Singapore

George Low, Creative Director, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris JHB , South Africa

Isahac Oliver, Executive Creative Director, &Rosàs, Spain

Gustav Egerstedt, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sweden

Asawin Phanichwatana, Executive Creative Director, GREYnJ UNITED, Thailand

Jessica Kersten, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Cloudfactory, The Netherlands

Valentine Freeman, Creative Director and Filmmaker, Other Animals, Inc., USA

Sally-Ann Dale, Chief Creation Officer, Droga5, USA 

Film Craft Lions

Diane McArter, Founder & President, Furlined, Global – Jury President

Colin Renshaw, VFX Supervisor, Company Director, Alt.vfx, Australia

Alberto Lopes, Partner & Executive Producer, Vetor Zero, Brazil

Vibeke Nannerup, Founder & CEO, Liquidminds, Denmark

Dushan Drakalski, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R Productions, Europe

Masato Kosukegawa, Creative Director, Shiseido, Japan

Nick Bailey, Chairman, Independent, The Netherlands