Cannes Lions has announced the members of the 16 juries who will judge the 2015 Festival of Creativity. 309 senior industry professionals from 44 countries have been named, and MullenLowe Group is immensely proud to have eight jury members representing the network this year.
This is the most diverse line-up in the Festival’s history, testament to an ever-increasing diversity of countries now winning Lions. More women will judge than ever before (31.5% compared to 28.5% last year and 20% in 2013), while the range of professions represented continues to expand.
“Enormous consideration is given to who will judge,” said Philip Thomas, Lions Festivals CEO. “We seek out those who’ve distinguished themselves over the course of a career in creativity – people recognised for their professional achievements, but equally valued for their vision, admired for their passion and trusted for their integrity.”
Juries will convene in Cannes during the Festival to review, debate and decide the fate of an anticipated 40,000 entries.
“The task of judges is to identify truly great creative thinking and award iconic ideas. It involves long hours, impassioned debate and difficult choices. But ultimately their choices will inspire the industry and show the way forward for communications over the coming years,” Thomas said.
The members of the jury judging from MullenLowe Group are:
Creative Effectiveness Jury
Singapore – Rupen Desai, Regional President, MullenLowe Group Asia Pacific
South Africa – Joanina Pastoll, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Cross Colours
Singapore – Erick Rosa, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Singapore
Brazil – Fernando Nobre, VP Creative Director, Borghi/MullenLowe
Film Craft Jury
Sweden – Calle Sjonell, Chief Creative Director, MullenLowe Brindfors
Australia – Richard Morgan, Executive Creative Director, 303Lowe
China – Kitty Lun, Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, MullenLowe China
Spain – Chacho Puebla, Chief Creative Officer, LOLA MullenLowe