Dubai Lynx, the foremost platform for celebrating creative excellence and effectiveness in the MENA region, has revealed the luminaries who will guide the 2024 Juries. These distinguished Jury Presidents will converge in Dubai, accompanied by their respective Juries, to establish new standards for creativity across MENA. Representing a diverse spectrum of the branded communications ecosystem, these 11 industry experts hail from nine different markets and encompass creative agencies, independent agencies, and brands.
Philip Thomas, Chairman of LIONS and Dubai Lynx expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “We welcome a wonderfully talented group of experts for 2024 to recognize the best ideas shaping the landscape in this unique part of the world. We thank them for their perspectives, expertise, and experience for the leadership they will bring to the important task ahead of them.”
Ian Fairservice, Vice Chairman of Dubai Lynx, added, “We’re thrilled to bring a breadth of voices and perspectives to the Jury rooms for Dubai Lynx 2024, featuring some truly remarkable creative leaders. We’re grateful to all of our 2024 Jurors for devoting their time and knowledge, and we can’t wait to see them in action in Dubai next year.”
Meet the Jury Presidents
Brand Experience & Activation and Creative Commerce Jury President
Rafael Rizuto, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative, US and Hispanic LATAM
Rafael Rizuto, the Chief Creative Officer at Dentsu Creative, will head the Jury responsible for Brand Experience & Activation and Creative Commerce. With extensive experience, he brings a unique perspective to the panel.
Creative Effectiveness and Creative Strategy Jury President
Bertille Toledano, President, BETC Paris, France
Bertille Toledano, the President of BETC Paris, France, is the Jury President for Creative Effectiveness and Creative Strategy. Her wealth of knowledge in creative strategy will undoubtedly be a guiding light for the Jury.
Design and Industry Craft Jury President
Rajdeepak Das, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett and Chairman, Creative Council, Publicis Groupe, South Asia
Rajdeepak Das, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett, will lead the Design and Industry Craft Jury. As a prominent figure in the creative industry, his insights are invaluable.
Digital and Social & Influencer Jury President
Anna Qvennerstedt, Global Chief Creative Officer, Forsman & Bodenfors, Global
Anna Qvennerstedt, the Global Chief Creative Officer at Forsman & Bodenfors, will preside over the Digital and Social & Influencer Jury. Her global perspective is set to shape the digital and social landscape.
Direct and Outdoor Jury President
Nkgabiseng Motau, Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Think Creative Africa, Africa
Nkgabiseng Motau, Think Creative Africa’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, takes charge as the Jury President for Direct and Outdoor. Her leadership promises innovative insights.
Entertainment Jury President
Ana Balarin, Chief Creative Officer, Wieden+Kennedy, UK
Ana Balarin, the Chief Creative Officer at Wieden+Kennedy, UK, leads the Entertainment Jury. Her expertise in entertainment marketing is a beacon for the Jury.
Film Craft Jury President
Pierre Nelwan, Managing Director, Media.Monks, the Netherlands
Pierre Nelwan is the managing director at Media. Monks assume the role of Jury President for Film Craft. His leadership will drive creativity in the film industry.
Film, Print & Publishing, Radio & Audio, Integrated, Glass: The Award for Change and Grand Prix for Good Jury President
Gabriel Schmitt, Global Chief Creative Officer, Grey, Global
Gabriel Schmitt, the Global Chief Creative Officer at Grey, will lead multiple Juries, including Film, Print and publishing, Radio and audio, Integrated, Glass, The Award for Change, and Grand Prix for Good. His global perspective will shape these diverse categories.
Healthcare Jury President
Rohini Miglani, Vice President, Procter & Gamble International Operational SA SG, Asia/India/MEA
Rohini Miglani, Vice President at Procter & Gamble International Operational SA SG, will head the Healthcare Jury. Her vast experience in healthcare marketing is a valuable asset.
Media Jury President
Enyi Nwosu, Chief Strategy Officer, UM London, UK
Enyi Nwosu, the Chief Strategy Officer at UM London, takes on the role of Jury President for Media. His strategic insights will be pivotal in this category.
PR Jury President
Anthony Chelvanathan, Chief Creative Officer, Edelman, Canada
Anthony Chelvanathan, Chief Creative Officer at Edelman, will lead the PR Jury. His creative prowess in public relations will guide the panel.
Save the Date for Dubai Lynx 2024
The Dubai Lynx 2024 Festival is set to captivate audiences on Tuesday, 5 March 2024, followed by the grand Awards Ceremony and dinner on Wednesday, 6 March 2024, at the prestigious Emirates Golf Club. Mark your calendars for these unmissable events.
Festival Registration Opens on 18 January 2024
Festival Registration, including Press Accreditation and access to the Awards Ceremony and dinner, will be open for registration on 18 January 2024. Ensure you secure your spot early for this remarkable celebration of creativity.
Submit Your Entries by 25 January 2024
Entries into Dubai Lynx are being accepted until 25 January 2024. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your creative brilliance on this platform.
For More Information, Visit www.dubailynx.com/awards
Dubai Lynx 2024 promises to be an extraordinary celebration of creativity, led by a stellar lineup of Jury Presidents who are luminaries in their respective fields. Save the dates, prepare your entries, and get ready to witness the pinnacle of creative excellence in MENA. This event should not be missed, as it sets the industry’s benchmark for creativity and innovation. Dubai Lynx is where ideas come to life, and brilliance shines its brightest.