Dubai Lynx announces first juries for 2018 Festival

07 February 2018 - The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has today released the names of the first 5 juries set to judge this year's Awards. Along with the esteemed jury presidents the juries will evaluate entries from across the MENA region and award the coveted Lynx trophies at the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony on 14 March.

Speaking on the jury line up Terry Savage, Chairman, Dubai Lynx said, "Every year the Lynx juries feature a host of renowned international talent, but the line-up this year features some truly remarkable creative leaders. With representatives from more than 15 countries spread across the world, we can expect this year’s jury discussions to be diverse in thought and rich in expertise."

Design Jury

President – Sue Daun, Executive Creative Director, Interbrand, UK
Alisa Wolfson, Executive Vice President, Head of Design, Leo Burnett Chicago, USA
Verena Panholzer, Art Director, Owner, Studio Es, Austria
Tosh Hall, Global Executive Creative Director, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Global
Isamu Nakamura, Director / Executive Creative Director, McCann Tokyo, Japan
Viral Pandya, Chief Creative Officer, Out of the Box, India
Eugene Bay, Founder of VBAT & Brand Director of BRANDOLOGY, The Netherlands 

PR Jury

President – Kat Thomas, Global Executive Creative Director & Founder, One Green Bean, Global
Teresa García Cisneros, Chairwoman, Ketchum, Spain
Ranjit Jathanna, Chief Strategy Officer, Edelman, APACMEA
Jan Dirk Kemming, Chief Creative Officer, Europe, Weber Shandwick, Germany
Paul Baeyaert, Managing Director, Cohn & Wolfe, France
Joe Sinclair, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Romans, UK
Karyn Arkell, Managing Director, Grace, New Zealand

Branded Content & Entertainment Jury

President – Jason Xenopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, NATIVE VML, South Africa
Jenna Fidellow, SVP, Entertainment Partnerships, Havas Sports & Entertainment, USA
Patrícia Weiss, Chairwoman, BCMA South America and Branded Content Executive Producer at Asas.br.com, Brazil
Matt Taylor, Managing Director, Milkmoney, Australia
Adam Aston, Vice President / Executive Editorial Director, T Brand Studios at The New York Times, Global
Sarah Kendall, Head of PHD UK Sport & Entertainment, PHD, UK
Hans Brouwer, Chief Executive Officer / Owner, MassiveMusic, The Netherlands

Healthcare Jury

President – Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health, Global
Eugenia Arabkina, Creative Director, Havas Life Moscow, Russia
Chris Chappell, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Healthworld, UK
Ricard Robres Alen, Creative Director, CDM Barcelona, Spain
Bindu Menon, Director, Point Blank Advertising, India
Stephanie Marchesi, President, Health Sector & Eastern Region, WE Communications, Global

Integrated Jury

President - John Mescall, Global ECD, President Global Creative Council, McCann Worldgroup, Global
Cheuk Chiang, Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom Media Group, Asia Pacific
Jason Xenopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, NATIVE VML, South Africa
Kat Thomas, Global Executive Creative Director & Founder, One Green Bean, Global
Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, Global
Sandrine Huijgen, Creative Partner, Cloudfactory, The Netherlands
Sue Daun, Executive Creative Director, Interbrand, UK

The juries will come together at Dubai Lynx to deliberate and recognise this year’s winners. The shortlisted work will appear throughout the three day Festival at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena with the winners announced at the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony on 14 March. Further details of how to enter and attend can be found at www.dubailynx.com.