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Nigeria's Steve Babaeko Named Direct Lions Jury Member As Cannes Lions Releases Final List

Steve Babaeko CEO and Chief Creative Officer X3M Ideas

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the final names of the 2019 jury members, representing a diverse mix of disciplines from across the global industry.

Cannes Lions is committed to improving diversity and gender balance across its juries. In 2019, 48% of jury members are female, up from 46% in 2018, 43% in 2017 and 40% in 2016. The Cannes Lions juries will be represented by world class specialists from over 50 countries, with first-time jury members hailing from Jordan and Morocco this year.

In 2019, the juries are represented by the highest calibre of worldwide industry expertise. There are three OBE honoured jury members and a broad spread of specialisms from across the entire industry landscape. Agency representatives sit alongside innovative brands and technology companies, including: Samsung, LEGO, Amazon and Alibaba; and Consultancies, such as: Deloitte, IBM iX and McKinsey, as well as a truly global spread of independent agencies, from Åkestam Holst and Innocean, to Wieden+Kennedy, Cheil and M&C Saatchi. A wealth of entertainment companies are also represented on the juries this year, such as Netflix and Marvel Entertainment.

Across the 27 specialist Lions, which reflect the breadth of disciplines across the creative marketing and communications industry, two new categories are launched this year, further diversifying the jury member demographic. The Creative Strategy Lions, aimed at strategists from a mix of companies and agency planners, celebrate how strategic planning can redefine a brand, reinvent its business and influence consumers. The Entertainment Lions for Sport honours creativity that taps into fan culture and leverages the power of sports and eSports in connecting people to brands.

Simon Cook, Cannes Lions, Managing Director, said, “As the shape of the work and the industry evolves, so do our juries. 2019 is our most diverse cohort yet, representing a wide range of countries, backgrounds and specialist expertise from all corners of the industry. Our juries play a crucial role in ensuring that we maintain the global benchmark and keep world-class creativity, in all its forms, at the heart of the Festival. I’d like to extend our thanks to each and every jury member.”

The final Jury line-ups announced are: Experience Track: Brand Experience & Activation Lions and Creative eCommerce Lions; Impact Track: Creative Effectiveness; Craft Track: Digital Craft; Reach Track: Media, PR, Direct, Social & Influencer; Entertainment Track: Entertainment; Communication Track: Film, Titanium; Good: Sustainable Development Goals; and Health: Pharma.

To see the full 2019 jury line-up, see the Cannes Lions website.

The final 2019 Cannes Lions Jury members are:

Communications Track

Film Lions jury

Jury President - Margaret Johnson, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, USA

Alex Grieve, Executive Creative Director, AMVBBDO, UK

Alexander Nowak, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA

Anita Rios, Founding & Chief Creative Officer, Anita&Vega, Argentina

Felix Del Valle, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy, Brazil

Jens Pfau, Executive Creative Director, Jung Von Matt/next Alster, GMB, Germany

Julian Schreiber, Executive Creative Director, Special Group, Australia

Mónica Moro, Chief Creative Officer, McCann, Spain

Olivier Apers, Executive Creative Director, BETC, France

Yuta Okuyama, Creative Director, SIX, Japan

Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa, South Africa

Garima Khandelwal, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Lintas Group, India

Giovanni Porro, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Milan, Italy

Hanna Stenwall, Copywriter, Nord DDB, Sweden

Ilkay Gurpinar, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Istanbul, Turkey

Mike Dubrick, Partner, Creative Director, Rethink, Canada

Pablo Batlle, Founder & Creative Vice President, Nomades, Mexico

Prasert Vijitpawan, Creative Director, Ogilvy, Thailand

Simone Moessinger, Creative Director, 72andsunny, The Netherlands

Thomas Pries, Executive Creative Director, The Unicorn, Denmark

Titanium Lions Jury

Jury President - David Lubars, Chief Creative Officer Worldwide, Chairman North America, BBDO, Global

Claudia Cristovao, Head of Google Brand Studio - APAC, Google, APAC

Fernando Machado, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King, Global

Leslie Sims, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy, USA

Lynne Anne Davis, President – Asia Pacific, FleishmanHillard, APAC

Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, Global

Pelle Sjoenell, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, BBH, Global

Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB Worldwide, Global

Susan Hoffman, Chair, Wieden + Kennedy, Global

Wesley Ter Haar, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Mediamonks, Global

Craft Track

Digital Craft Lions Jury

Jury President - Rei Inamoto, Founding Partner, IxCo, USA

Audrey Tamic, Executive Creative Director, Proximity BBDO, France

Chris Chen, Chief Creative Officer, Isobar China Group, China

Christian Waitzinger, Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Sapient, Continental Europe

Fred Siqueira, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Ampfy, Brazil

Geoffrey Hantson, Chief Creative Director, Happiness Brussels & Happiness Saigon, Belgium & Vietnam

Jax Jung, Global Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Global

Julia Dovlatova, Executive Creative Director, Geometry Prague, Czech Republic

Timoni West, Director of XR Research, Unity Technologies, USA

Valentina Culatti, Head of Creative Shop, Northern Europe, Facebook Creative Shop, Northern Europe

Industry Craft Jury

Jury President - Trevor Robinson OBE, Founder & Executive Creative Director, Quiet Storm, UK

Andre Kassu, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, CP+B, Brazil

Asheen Naidu, Executive Creative Director, BWM Dentsu, Australia

Erick Rosa, Chief Creative Officer, Beacon Communications, Japan

John Koay, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, Hong Kong

Menno Kluin, Chief Creative Officer, 360i, USA

Mohamed Oudaha, Creative Partner, J.Walter Thompson Casablanca, Morocco

Nene Parsotam, Senior Digital Creative Director, Vine Creatives, UK

Pully Chau, Group CEO Cheil Worldwide, Greater China

Ralf Heuel, Chief Creative Officer/Partner, Grabarz & Partner, Germany

Entertainment Track

Entertainment Lions Jury

Jury President - Scott Donaton, Global Chief Creative & Content Officer, Digitas, Global

Asawin Phanichwatana, Executive Creative Director, GreynJ United, Thailand

Brent Anderson, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, USA

Daniela Busoli, CEO, Formata Produções e Conteúdo, Brazil

Emily Bull, Cofounder and Managing Director, Hellofuture.TV, Australia

Jenny Orru, Director of Branded Content, No Filter, France

Jesus Revuelta, Chief Creative Officer, FCB&FiRe, Spain

Jill Wilfert, Vice President Global Licensing & Entertainment, LEGO, Global

Matt Hyde, Creative Director and Co-Founder, Glitchers, UK

Mindy Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Partnerships, Marvel

Entertainment, Global

Richard Brim, Chief Creative Officer, adam&eveDDB, UK

Ryan McManus, Chief Creative Officer, VML, South Africa

Tamara Howe, Chief Content Officer - EMEA, Vice, EMEA

Thijs Bontje, Managing Creative Director, N=5, The Netherlands

Vivian Yin, CEO, Fremantlemedia, China

Wale Gbadamosi Oyekanmi, Founder and President, Dare.Win, Global

Experience Track

Brand Experience & Activation Lions Jury

Jury President - Jaime Mandelbaum, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Europe

Bronwyn Van Der Merwe, General Manager, Fjord, Australia

Dany Minaker, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman, Argentina

Emma De La Fosse, Chief Creative Officer, Digitas, UK

Marcelo Lenhard, CEO, Hands, Brazil

Pedro Gallardo, Managing Director & Digital Experience Director, DDB Worldwide, Spain

Sophia Lindholm, Art Director, Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden

Thomas Murphy, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Worldgroup, USA

Valerie Madon, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group Singapore, South East Asia

Youri Guerassimov, Executive Creative Director, Marcel, France

Alexis Bronstorph, Executive Creative Director, Taxi, Canada

Álvaro Sepúlveda, CEO / Chief Creative Officer, Media Trends Group, Chile

Andrei Cohn, Creative Director & Partner, Cohn & Jansen, Romania

Arina Avdeeva, Executive Partner and Co-founder, Friends Moscow, Russia

Ariyawat Juntaratip, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Thailand

Carla Leveratto, Creative Partnerships Manager, Google, Italy

Christie Cooper, Creative Director, DDB Group, New Zealand

Edson Athaíde, CEO and Creative Director, FCB Lisboa, Portugal

Erik Falke, Creative Director, TBWA\NEBOKO, The Netherlands

Flip Sorée, Head of Creative, Cheil Worldwide, China

Hyo-Jin Kim, Creative Director, HS Ad, South Korea

Janne Brenda Lyso, Executive Creative Director, POL, Norway

Jolien Tuyteleers, Copywriter, Wunderman Thompson, Belgium

Juan Manuel Larco, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Quito, Ecuador

Katja Behnke, Creative Director, Publicis Pixelpark, Germany

Khalid Osman, Creative/Co-founder, BLKJ, Singapore

Marie Claire Maalouf, Creative Director, Impact BBDO, United Arab Emirates

Mario Lagos, Executive Creative Director, Sancho BBDO, Colombia

Marta Fraczek, Associate Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Poland

Mauricio Fernandez Maldonado Cánepa, Managing Director, Harrison, Peru

Nicola Garrett, Creative Director, TBWA, South Africa

Noritaka Kobuse, Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan

Sandipan Bhattacharyya, Chief Creative Officer, Grey, India

Sebastian Arrechedera, Creative Chairman, AC mcgarrybowen, Mexico

Stephanie Lang, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Switzerland

Creative eCommerce Lions Jury

Jury President - Daniel Bonner, Global Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman, Global

Cassandra Kelsall, Creative Director, Experience Design, Publicis Sapient, Australia

Daniel Sytsma, Chief Design Officer EMEA, Isobar, EMEA

Joanna Pena-Bickley, Head of Design, Internet of Things (IOT), Amazon, USA

Jon Bird , Chief Retail & Commerce Officer, VMLY&R, Global

Laura Liang, Chief Strategy Officer, DDB China Group, China

Laurence Thomson, Co-President & Chief Creative Officer, McCann London, UK

Lolly Mason, Digital Media & Martech Advisor, Global

Preethi Mariappan, Vice President, Head of Design APAC, VISA, APAC

Renata Bokel, Head of Consumer Engagement, IBM IX, LATAM

Good Track

Sustainable Development Goals Lions Jury

Jury President - David Droga, Founder and Creative Chairman, Droga5, Global

Ariana Stolarz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, MRM//McCann, Global

Atila Francucci, Creative Vice President , nova/sb Comunicação, Brazil

Christoph Becker, Global CEO & Chief Creative Officer, GYRO, Global

Claudia Gonzalez, Chair, We Are All Human Foundation and Co-Host, Global GoalsCast, We Are All Human, Global

Heesun Kim, Vice President, Head of Global Launch Marketing, Samsung, South Korea

Ishteyaque Amjad, Vice President - Public Affairs,Communications & Sustainability, Coca Cola, India

Maha Elbahrawi, Deputy Director (Judging in personal capacity), United Nations, Global

Per Pedersen, Global Creative Chairman, Grey, Global

Thomas Kolster, Mr. Goodvertising, Goodvertising, Denmark

Tina Allan, Executive Vice President Director of Data Solutions, BBDO, USA

Health Track

Pharma Lions Jury

Jury President - Robin Shapiro, Global President, TBWA\WorldHealth, Global

Adam Weiss, Managing Director/Creative Director, CDM, Japan

Andrew Spurgeon, Executive Creative Director, Langland, UK

Emily Spilko, Executive Creative Director, Evoke, USA

Bianca Eichner, Vice President & General Manager, WE Communications, Germany

Kathleen Nanda, Executive Vice President, Group Creative Director, FCB Health, USA

Laura Florence, Executive Creative Director, Havas Life, Brazil

Nanda Marth, Creative Director, Sudler, UK

Praful Akali, Founder & Managing Director, Medulla Communications, India

Xavier Sánchez, Founding Partner and Global Chief Creative Officer, Umbilical, Global

Impact Track

Creative Effectiveness Lions Jury

Jury President - John Seifert, Worldwide Chief Executive, Ogilvy, Global

Andrea Diquez, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi, USA

Clare Hutchinson, Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Media, UK

Jesko Perrey, Senior Partner and Global Knowledge Leader, McKinsey and Company, Global

Joanne Lao, CEO, TBWA\Shanghai, China

Michael Chadwick, Chief Strategy Officer - APAC, Dentsu Aegis, APAC

Saurabh Varma, CEO, South Asia, Publicis Groupe, South Asia

Suzanne Powers, Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup, Global

Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, Carbon, USA

Reach Track

Direct Lions Jury

Jury President - Nicky Bullard, Chairwoman and Chief Creative Officer, MRM McCann, UK

Jesus Lada, Chief Creative Officer, Havas, Spain

Kristal Knight, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand

Myles Lord, Managing Creative Director/Partner, Serviceplan Berlin, Germany

Nathalie Brown, Vice President, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R, USA

Nellie Kim, Partner, Vice President, Executive Creative Director, LG2, Canada

Rafael Donato, Creative Vice-President, David São Paulo, Brazil