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Cannes Lions announces 2024 Jury Presidents and opens for Awards submissions

After leading its first Jury, Cindy Gallop returns as the Glass: The Lion for Change Jury President for its 10th edition, while previous Lion of St. Mark honouree, Prasoon Pandey, is named as the Film Craft Lions President

A record 15 markets are represented, with six Presidents based in APAC – the highest ever

Cannes Lions announces 2024 jury presidents as awards entries open

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the names of the global experts confirmed to lead the 2024 Juries. Convening in Cannes in June, the Jury Presidents will help benchmark excellence across the world’s very best creative and effective work. 

Among the Jury Presidents, Tor Myhren will serve as the Film Lions Jury President – the first time Apple has been represented. GUT’s Anselmo Ramos is confirmed as the Brand Experience & Activation Lions President after a series of historic wins in 2023, and Debbi Vandeven has been announced as Jury President of the Dan Wieden Titanium Lions, representing the largest creative agency network in the world, VML.

Additionally, after leading its first Jury, Cindy Gallop returns as the Glass: The Lion for Change Jury President for its 10th edition, while previous Lion of St. Mark honouree, Prasoon Pandey, is named as the Film Craft Lions President.

Commenting on the Jury Presidents, Simon Cook, CEO, LIONS, said: “Our Jury Presidents play a crucial role in the existence of the Lions. Their knowledge, skills and incredible talent, combined with the commitment and leadership that they will bring to their roles, bring integrity and rigour to the Lions. This is an exceptional line-up of talent from across the world, and we can’t wait to see the work that rises to the top in June.”

The Cannes Lions 2024 Jury Presidents have been announced as follows: 

Audio & Radio Lions President

Simon Vicars, Chief Creative Officer, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand

Brand Experience & Activation Lions President

Anselmo Ramos, Founder, Creative Chairman, GUT, Global

Creative B2B Lions President

Andisa Ntsubane, Managing Executive: Brand, Marketing and Communications Africa, Vodacom Group, Africa

Creative Business Transformation Lions President

Ariana Stolarz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Marketing, Accenture Song, Global

Creative Commerce Lions President

Amy Lanzi, CEO, Digitas NA, Digitas, North America

Creative Data Lions President

Rose Herceg, Country President Australia and New Zealand, WPP, Australia and New Zealand

Creative Effectiveness Lions President

Harjot Singh, Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann and McCann Worldgroup, Global

Creative Strategy Lions President

Vita M. Harris, Global Chief Strategy Officer, FCB, Global

Design Lions President

Fura Johannesdottir, Chief Creative Officer, Huge, Global

Digital Craft Lions President

Kentaro Kimura, International Chief Creative Officer and Corporate Officer, Hakuhodo, Global

Direct Lions President

Pancho Cassis, Partner and Global Chief Creative Officer, DAVID, Global

Entertainment Lions President

Geoffrey Edwards, Executive Creative Director, GALE, USA

Entertainment Lions for Gaming President

Lydia Winters, Chief Storyteller, Mojang Studios, Global

Entertainment Lions for Music President

Madeline Nelson, US Head of Independent Label Relations, Amazon Music, USA

Entertainment Lions for Sport President

Louise Johnson, CEO, Fuse, UK/EMEA

Film Lions President

Tor Myhren, VP Marketing Communications, Apple Inc, Global

Film Craft Lions President

Prasoon Pandey, Ad Film Maker, Corcoise Films, India

Glass: The Lion for Change President

Cindy Gallop, Founder and CEO, MakeLoveNotPorn, Global

Health & Wellness Lions President

Wendy Chan, Health Creative Lead, Asia Pacific, Edelman, APAC

Industry Craft Lions President

Kalpesh Patankar, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, UAE

Innovation Lions President

Diego Machado, Global Chief Creative Officer, AKQA, Global

Media Lions President

Prerna Mehrotra, Chief Client Officer and CEO Media, dentsu, APAC

Outdoor Lions President

Marco Venturelli, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe, France

Pharma Lions President

Collette Douaihy, Global Chief Creative Officer, Health, Dentsu Health, Global

PR Lions President

Kat Thomas, Founder and Global Chief Creative Officer, One Green Bean, Global

Print & Publishing Lions President

John Raúl Forero, President and Chief Creative Officer, DDB, Colombia

Social & Influencer Lions President

Amy Ferguson, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, USA

Sustainable Development Goals Lions President

Gustavo Lauria, Co-Founder, President and Chief Creative Officer, We Believers, USA

The Dan Wieden Titanium Lions President

Debbi Vandeven, Global Chief Creative Officer, VML, Global


The Jury President of the new Luxury & Lifestyle Lions will be announced shortly. 

Cannes Lions is now open for awards submissions until 11 April 2024. Further information on the Awards, including entry kits, can be found here. Updates to this year’s Lions include the launch of the Luxury & Lifestyle Lions, the retirement of the Mobile Lions and the introduction of a humour category to the Cultural & Context sections that sit across the Lions.

Cannes Lions 2024 takes place from 17 to 21 June in Cannes, France. Further information on Pass options, including the new Equity, Representation and Accessibility Programme, as well as the breadth of initiatives, funded opportunities and academies on offer, can be found at

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