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Dubai Lynx 2019 First Juries Announced

Festival set to run 11-12 March
Dubai Lynx has announced the first jury lineups that will judge the best creative work from across the MENA region at this year’s Festival.

“The Dubai Lynx juries are at the heart of our Festival and ensure that our Awards continue to set the standard for the creative community in MENA. We’re delighted to welcome such an esteemed mix of leaders from around the world," commented Philip Thomas, Chairman of Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx.

The juries will convene to review the entries while the Festival runs on the 11 and 12 March in the Madinat Jumeirah. The further jury line ups, including the Entertainment and Creative Effectiveness Lynx Awards and Glass: The Award for Change, will be revealed in advance of the entry submission deadline on 21 February.

The announced juries include:

Film, Print & Publishing, Radio & Audio and Direct
Adrian Botan, Global Chief Creative Officer, McCann Worldgroup, Global – Jury President
André Felix, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson Lisbon, Portugal
Bobby Pawar,Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group, India
Ruchi Sharma, Executive Creative Advisor, Splendor Media, Sri Lanka
Karolina Galácz, Creative Director, DDB Budapest, Hungary
Jean Laurent Py, Creative Director, Babel, France
Adam Reuterskiöld, Copywriter & Partner, Åkestam Holst, Sweden

Outdoor, Mobile, Digital, Brand Experience & Activation
Alan Kelly, Executive Creative Director, Rothco Accenture Interactive, Ireland – Jury President
John Raul Forero Manrique, Chief Creative Officer LATAM / Global Creative Coordinator, Ogilvy & Mather / The Coca-Cola Company
Will Scougal, Director of International Creative Strategy, Snap Inc., EMEA
Camilla Clerke, Creative Director, Hellocomputer, South Africa
Elli Tuominen, Strategist and Partner, Kurio - The Social Media Company, Finland
Geet Rathi, Design Director, TBWA\India
Wale Gbadamosi-Oyekanmi, CEO, Founder & President, Dare.Win, France

Design, Print & Outdoor Craft
Paul Cardwell, Creative Partner, Superunion, UK – Jury President 
Bronwen Rautenbach, Founder & Creative Partner, Sunshinegun, South Africa
Debs Gerrard, Creative Director, LEGO Agency, EMEA
Fabian Roser, Managing Director Creative, DDB & Tribal Hamburg, Germany
Guillermo Tragant, Chief Creative Officer, Furia, Argentina
Prerna Mehra, Head of Design, Cheil Worldwide, India
Michael Aneto, Chief Design Officer, SAI, The Netherlands

Veriça Djurdjevic, CEO, PHD, UK – Jury President
Rathi Gangappa, CEO, Starcom India
Kasper Aakerlund, President, UM, APAC
Imogen Hewitt, Group Managing Director, Havas Media Australia
Grace Ahlberg, Chief Development Officer, GroupM Sweden
Paul Hetfleisch, Managing Director, CARAT Austria
Martin Albrecht, CEO, Crossmedia Worldwide, Germany

Candace Kuss, Director of Social Media, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, UK – Jury President
Hafida Abahai, Managing Director, Weber Shandwick, The Netherlands
Melinda Po, Managing Director, Edelman Shanghai, China
Zofia Bugajna, Management Board Member & CEE Business Development Director, MSL, Central and Eastern Europe
Ruth Yearley, Partner, Director of Insight and Strategy, Ketchum, UK
Marco Wedemann, CEO, Havas PR Germany
Ray Page, EVP, Digital & Experience Technology, WE Communications, USA

Film Craft
Karen Bryson, Executive Producer, FINCH, Australia – Jury President
Laura Geagea, Managing Director, The Sweetshop China
Karim Bartoletti, Partner/Executive Producer, Indiana Production, Italy
Mario Fornies, Executive Producer & Founder, Blur Films, Spain
Amy Wertheimer, EVP, Group Executive Producer, BBDO New York, USA
Danielle Guirguis, Executive Producer / Founder, Smarthouse Films, The Netherlands
Andy Lockley, Executive Creative Director of Content, Grey London, UK

R.John Fidelino, Global Executive Creative Director, InterbrandHealth, USA – Jury President
Dirk Poschenrieder, Managing Director, Havas Life Düsseldorf, Germany
Khalid Latif, Associate Creative Director, Publicis LifeBrands, UK
Anna Gallais, Director, Client Experience, Healthcare, Weber Shandwick, Switzerland Mandi Fine, CEO, F/NE, South Africa
Natxo Díaz, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Health Spain

Adrian Botan, Global Chief Creative Officer, McCann Worldgroup, Global – Jury President
Alexandra Ouzilleau, Global Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Havas Media Group, Global
Karen Bryson, Executive Producer, FINCH, Australia
Veriça Djurdjevic, CEO, PHD, UK
Paul Cardwell, Creative Partner, Superunion, UK
Alan Kelly, Executive Creative Director, Rothco Accenture Interactive, Ireland

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity opens with a drinks reception on Sunday 10 March at 18:30. Two days of content from inspirational speakers from across the region and around the world follow before the Dubai Lynx Awards Show & Dinner brings the 2019 Festival to a close on Wednesday 13 March, where this year’s winners will be announced.
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