Dubai Lynx announces 2023 Jury line-up

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has announced the names of the jury members who will award this year’s Lynx Awards.

Amongst the industry experts, three See It Be It Alumni join the line-up, which is the highest representation the Dubai Lynx Jury has seen before.  See It Be It is the Cannes Lions founded talent programme, created in 2014, which aims to support creative female talent and is now open for applications. Vietnam is also represented on the juries for the first time.

About the jurors, Philip Thomas, Chairman, LIONS and Dubai Lynx, said, “We’re thrilled to announce this global group of talented creative experts, including three See It Be It Alumni and representation from Vietnam for the first time. To see such high representation from the See It Be It community truly shows the value of the programme in elevating female creatives into leadership roles. They will all play a crucial role in recognising and awarding creative excellence in the MENA region. We’re grateful to all of our 2023 Jury for devoting their time and knowledge, and we can’t wait to see our jurors in action in Dubai later this year with the return of a physical event.”

The Dubai Lynx 2023 Juries have been named as: 

Brand Experience & Activation, Creative Commerce, Direct and Outdoor Jury:

Vicki Maguire, Chief Creative Officer, Havas London, UK

Ashish Chakravarty, Executive Director & India Head of Creative, McCann, India

Atiya Zaidi, Managing Director / Executive Creative Director, BBDO, Pakistan

Cass Zawadowski, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson, Canada

Giancarlo Rodas, Group Creative Director, Droga5, USA

Juan Pedro Moreno, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, Spain

Justin Joshua, Global Creative Lead, The LEGO Group, Global

Stephanie Mazingi, Creative Director, Publicis, South Africa

Creative Effectiveness and Creative Strategy Jury:

Anna Vogt, Chief Strategy Officer, VMLY&R London, UK

Camilla Facin, Head of Planning, Lola Mullen Lowe, Spain

Ida Rezvani, Chief Client Officer, dentsu Americas, USA

Lola Bakare, Chief Marketing Officer Advisor, Author, & Inclusive Marketing Strategist, be/co, USA

Lucas Chavez-Alcorta, Branding Regional Manager, Falabella.com, Colombia

Melvin Mangada, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

Pia Dahlman, CEO, Folk Finland, Finland


Design and Industry Craft Jury: 

Sbu Sitole, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Odd Number, South Africa

Borja Borrero, Executive Director, Interbrand, Iberia, Middle East, and LATAM

Jessica Leonard, Design Director, Iris Worldwide, UK

Jessica Tan, Digital Creative Director, Superunion, Singapore

Karthik Nambiar, Creative, Talented, India

Kathrin Hoffmann, Head of Experience and Systems Design, Havas CX, USA

Rafal Bauer, Le Pont eCommerce Innovation & Design Director, Publicis Le Pont, Poland


Digital Craft, Mobile and Social & Influencer Jury:

Zoha Zoya, Group Creative Director, Head of Experience Design, R/GA, EMEA

Fanny Svensson, Senior Creative, Nord DDB, Sweden

Nkgabiseng Motau, Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Think Creative Africa, South Africa

Pipe Ruiz Pineda, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson Bogota, Colombia

Rish Gopal, Global Head of Content, Publicis Groupe, Global

Rodrigo Moran, Global Head of Creative of WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook & Messenger, Meta, Global

Vanessa Sebban, Head of Creative Works, Google/YouTube, France


Entertainment Jury:

Amani Duncan, Former CEO, BBH, USA

Colin Booth, Creative Director, adam&eveDDB, UK

Erik Reiff, Partner / Chief Creative Officer, Black Cat White Cat Music, Japan

Fabrice Plazolles, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Play, France

Jacquie Mullany, Executive Creative Director, FCB Africa, South Africa

Karolina Galácz, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R Budapest, Hungary

Mariana Albuquerque, Group Creative Director, Media.Monks, Brazil


Film Craft Jury:

Rajay Singh, Film Director & Founder, Directors Think Tank, South East Asia

Jessica Derby, Head of Production, BBDO Dublin, Ireland

Juri Stanossek, Former VFX Supervisor, Accenture Song, Germany

Leticia Rodrigues, Creative Director, FCB Brazil, Brazil

Lindsay Tyler, Director of Integrated Production, WoW Studios, USA

Nicholas Simkins, Executive Producer, FINCH, Australia

Peter Williams, Integrated Producer, Leo Burnett, UK


Film, Print & Publishing and Radio & Audio Jury:

Gustavo Lauria, Chief Creative Officer, We Believers, USA

Alexis Champa, Executive Creative Director, Media.Monks, Germany

Bernard Achampong, Founder & Director, Unedited, UK

Costanza Rossi, Head of Art, Grey, UK

Ioana Zamfir, Executive Creative Director, MRM, Romania

Jung A Kim, Chief Creative Officer, Innocean, South Korea

Kyle Cockeran, Creative Director / Copywriter, Freelance, South Africa

Marco Giannelli (Pernil), Chief Creative Officer, AlmapBBDO, Brazil


Healthcare Jury:

Bernardo Romero, Maker, Klick Health, Canada

Alison Steven, Creative Director, Ogilvy, UK

Angela Williams, Creative Director, Deloitte Digital, USA

Emir Shafri, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe, Malaysia

Karine Mazuir, CEO and Founder, Karma Communication Group, France

Qi Zhu, Senior Vice President, Social Media Strategy Director, FCB Health, Global

Scott Smith, Executive Creative Director, DDB Remedy, Australia


Media Jury:

Kate Ivory, Agency Partner, Head of Strategy, OMD EMEA, EMEA

Jamie Seltzer, Global Managing Director, MarTech & Data Strategy, Havas Media Group, Global

Kevin Ndinguri, Managing Director, UM, South Africa

Martijn Lasonder, Strategy Director, Vayner Media, Europe

Maximilian Florian Schöngen, Global Creative Lead, Mediaplus Group, Germany

Sophie Langton, Head of Planning & Connection, Spark Foundry, Australia


PR Jury:

Tom Beckman, Global Chief Creative Officer, Weber Shandwick, Global

Arne Mosselman, Director of Creative Strategy Europe, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Europe

Emma Williams, Senior Director, Edelman, Ireland

Indy Selvarajah, Chief Creative Officer, Ketchum, Global

Melissa Caranto, General Manager, MSL Vietnam, Asia

Rachael Sansom, CEO, Red Havas UK, UK

Yuki Koda, Chief Consultant, PR Consulting Dentsu, Japan


Entries into Dubai Lynx are being accepted until Thursday 2 February 2023. Further information on the awards can be found at www.dubailynx.com/awards.