• Transform magazine
  • July 01, 2022


Shortlist jury members announced for Cannes Lions 2022

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Cannes Lions, the big marketing and communications conference and awards held annually on the French Riviera, has announced this year’s jury members who will shortlist world-class creative work before it is judged further during the event on 20-24 June.

The five-day event drew in nearly 31,000 entries from across 90 countries worldwide in 2019. While the pandemic saw the 2020 awards cancelled, and entries dropped slightly for last year’s event to 29,000, the 2022 awards are anticipated to draw in more entries as travel restrictions continue to be eased.

The shortlist jury members comprise of a plethora of global creative industry experts who will come together to promote the very best work across 15 categories, including ‘Film Lions’, ‘Outdoor Lions’ and ‘Design Lions’. This year, the jury will judge entries remotely from their homes across the world.

Among the jurors is Ashwini Deshpande, co-founder of Pune-based agency Elephant Design, fresh from striking a gold award at the inaugural Transform Awards India earlier this year for her agency’s brand experience work with Firefox Bikes. She will form part of the ‘Industry Craft Lions Shortlist Jury’. Other jury members hail from a variety of the most reputable creative agencies in the world, including BBDO and McCann Worldgroup.

Simon Cook, CEO at Lions, says, “The votes that are cast during this crucial stage of judging play a fundamental role in the judging process. This talented line-up of industry experts will bring us one step closer to defining the creative benchmark on the global stage this June. We are extremely grateful to our jurors for their time, dedication and expertise.”

This year’s shortlist jurors are as follows:

Classic Track:


Film Lions Shortlist Jury 

Alex Teodorescu, Executive Producer, Saga Film, Romania
Andy Ventura, Creative Director, The Juju, Argentina
Annika Frankel, Chief Creative Officer, Birde & Frankel, Sweden
Aviu Polanco, VP Creative, Good Mood, Guatemala
Biboy Royong, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Jayme Syfu, The Philippines
Caroline Riis, Senior Creative, Try, Norway
David Ponce de Leon, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, Australia
Diana Flores, Creative Director, The Juju, Peru
Dora Pružincová, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Prague, EMEA
Frances Cooke, Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO, New Zealand
Gigi Lee, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA Group, Malaysia
Haruhisa Morikawa, Senior Creative Director, ADK Creative One Inc., Japan
Ivan Bormaister, Associate Creative Director, M&C Saatchi, UAE
Jens Pfau, Executive Creative Director / Partner, Jung von Matt, Germany
John Oakley, Country Marketing and Insights Manager, IKEA Austria GmbH, Austria
Kosta Schneider, Chief Creative Director, Publicis Groupe, Ukraine
Lea Flodgaard, Art Director, &Co, Denmark
Liam Wielopolski, Executive Creative Director, Core, Ireland
Luitgard Hagl, Executive Creative Director and Managing Director, Jung von Matt Limmat, Switzerland
Merel Van den Broeck, Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson, Belgium
Miguel Andrés Norato Duque, Chief Creative Officer / Partner, The Juju, Colombia
Paulo Pinto, Chief Creative Officer, Havas, Portugal
Richard Yu, Regional Chief Creative Officer, ADK, Taiwan
Rocio Cuadra, VP Creative, Only IF, Mexico
Stephane Gaubert, Executive Creative Director, Havas Paris, France
Sumitra Sengupta, Executive Creative Director, FCB India, India
Vijay Anand, Managing Partner / Head of Creative APAC, Vaynermedia, APAC
Vivian Opsteegh, General Manager Films & Content, Media.Monks, Global
Yinbo Ma, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Worldgroup, China

Radio & Audio Lions Shortlist Jury 

Cory Eisentraut, Creative Partner, BBD Perfect Storm, Global
Pallavi Chakravarti, Creative Head - West, DDB Mudra Group, India
Mauricio Fernandez Maldonado, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group Perú, Peru
Francesco Andrea Poletti, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Italy
Erica Roberts, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis, USA
Caprice Yu, Global Executive Creative Director, McCann, Global

Outdoor Lions, in partnership with Clear Channel, Shortlist Jury 

Bianca Guimaraes, Partner & Executive Creative Director, Mischief, USA
Chotika Tantipong, Creative Director, CJ Worx, Thailand
Christopher Lee, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Groupe, Hong Kong
Daniel Payan, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson, Colombia
Eva Bedon, Creative Director, La Despensa Ingredientes Creativos, Spain
Felipe Manalich, Chief Creative Officer, 1984, Chile
Jeroen Bostoen, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Belgium, Belgium
Jim Hilson, Deputy Executive Creative Director, AMV BBDO, UK
Jouni Seppänen, Creative Director, Ivalo Creative Agency, Finland
Kim Pick, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R, New Zealand
Lance Martin, Chief Creative Officer, DonerNorth, Canada
Linnea Gardefjord, Art Director, Patriksson, Sweden
Luciana Salazar, VP Business Development LATAM, Teads, LATAM
Maria Gracia Lotuffo, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Madkind, Ecuado
Marula Vaz, Creative Director, Media.Monks, APAC & EMEA
Mauricio Cortés, Creative Director, DDB Latina Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Mohammed Bahmishan, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Communications KSA, Saudi Arabia
Myra Nussbaum, Chief Creative Officer / President, Havas, USA
Pravin Sutar, Head of Creative, Leo Burnett Orchard, India
Till Hohmann, Chief Creative Officer MENA, Memac Ogilvy, MENA
Zoha Zoya, Creative Director - Experience Design, R/GA, EMEA

Print & Publishing Lions Shortlist Jury 

Edson Athayde, CEO & Creative Director, FCB Lisboa, Portugal
Jerker Fagerström, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe, Nordics
Joana Mendes, President, Clube de Criação, Brazil
Kim Yu, Group Creative Director, Ogilvy, China
Lucia Orlandi, Group Creative Director, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, USA
Margarita Olivar, Art Director Senior Manager, Accenture Song, Colombia
Marta Caseny, Executive Creative Director, Havas Group, Spain

Craft Track:

Design Lions Shortlist Jury  

Gabriele Porta, Creative Director, GittoBattaglia_22, Italy
Hao Tseng, Creative Group Head, Digital Innovation, Leo Burnett, Taiwan
Iwein Vandevyver, Creative Director, Lucy, Belgium
Jelena Fiskus, Creative Director, Studio Sonda, Croatia
Jocelyn Chabanis, Creative Director, Publicis, Global
Kate Smailes, Executive Director, Havas Blvd, Australia
Mieke Hasse, Managing Director, loved GmbH, Germany
Mo Chen, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Shanghai, China
Pablo Maldonado, Executive Creative Director, Grey Dubai, UAE
Samyr Souen, Creative Director / Head of Art, dentsuACHTUNG, Netherlands
Tracey Smith, Head of Design, Deloitte Digital, USA


Film Craft Lions Shortlist Jury  

Alison Gordon, Co-founder / Editor, Outsider Editorial, Canada
Anna Green, Head of Production, Grey, Poland
Carla Genoud, Executive Producer, Mamma Team, Spain
Carolina Cordini, Executive Producer, Primo, Argentina
Ethan Mclean, Head of Creative, Milkmoney, Global
Eurydice Gysel, Executive Producer & Managing Director & Partner, CZAR.BE, Belgium
Federico Pepe, Founder & ECD, Le Dictateur Studio, Italy
Han Gao, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Juice, China
Kate Morrison, Director of Production, 72andSunny, USA
Mark Tuthill, Creative Director, Core, Ireland
Meena Ayittey, Film Director, Great Guns, UK
Peter Vegas, Executive Creative Director, FCB Aotearoa, New Zealand
Raquel Gomes da Costa, Head Producer, Fuel Lisboa, Portugal
Ruben Mercadal, Co-Head of Film and Content Production, Droga5, USA
Sue Ahn Yeon, Managing Director, SMUGGLER, USA
Suhana Gordhan, Executive Creative Director, DUKE, South Africa
Thor Jacobsen, Executive Producer / Managing Director, new-land, Denmark
Wendi Chong, Head of Production / Executive Producer, BBH, Singapore
Werner Singer, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt Donau, Austria
Yosu Arangüena, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Made, Mexico

Industry Craft Lions Shortlist Jury

Ariane Polvani, Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, Brazil
Ashwini Deshpande, Co-founder, Director, Elephant Design, India
Devon Hong, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Creative, USA
Emily Sander, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R, USA
Javier Lourenço, Director, Bitt Animation, Argentina
Paloma Adrien, Head of Integrated Production, Craft Worldwide, Spain
René Baquero, Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Hoy, Colombia
René Chen, Chief Creative Officer, Jones Knowles Ritchie, China
Sinmisola Hughes, Group Creative Director, Insight Publicis, EMEA
Storm Smith, Producer & Diversity Inclusion Accessibility Lead, BBDO LA, USA
Torsak Chuenprapar, Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Wolf Bkk, APAC

Engagement Track: in partnership with the B2B Institute at LinkedIn


Direct Lions Shortlist Jury 

Ahmad Salim, Managing Director, Deloitte Digital, New Zealand
Almut Becvar, Creative Director, Studio Riebenbauer, Austria
Ari Elkouby, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson, Canada
Arthur Tsang, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, China
Aunindo Sen, Senior Creative Director, Leo Burnett MEA, UAE
Aurélie Jarry, Regional Director West Africa, Havas Africa, West Africa
Azsa West, Executive Creative Director, Anomaly, Germany
Camilla Clerke, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, South Africa
Caroline Andersson, Art Director, Åkestam Holst NoA, Sweden
Dror Nachumi, VP Creative, Brukner Yaar Levi, Israel
Geoffrey Hantson, Chief Creative Officer, Happiness, an FCB alliance, Belgium
Hemant Shringy, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, India
Maja Folgerø, Co-Founder & Creative Strategist, BUREAU AS, Norway
Mihee Yoon, Executive Creative Director, BBDO, South Korea
Pernille Strom Lundsfryd, Group Creative Director, Hjaltelin Stahl - part of Accenture Song, Denmark
Phianphon Sittichaidecha, Executive Creative Director, Hakuhodo, Thailand
Ricardo Chadwick, Chief Creative Officer, Fahrenheit DDB, Peru
Riccardo Fregoso, Global Executive Creative Director, Publicis, Global
Seema Jaffer, CEO, Bond Advertising, Pakistan
Shotaro Nieda, Creative Director, CHERRY, Japan
Tanya Ponømareva, Creative Director, Boomerang - part of Publicis Groupe, EMEA


Media Lions Shortlist Jury  

Alexandra Evan, Vice-President, Publicis Conseil, France
Aly Mustansir, CEO, Medialogic Pakistan Private Limited, Pakistan
Alyce Gillis, Planning Director, Host/Havas, Australia
Andrés Carvajal, Managing Director, Sancho BBDO, Colombia
Anna Podskarbi, Managing Director, OMD Optimum Media, Poland
Audrey Low, Chief Client Officer, Mindshare, China
Brooke Leland, Managing Partner, Jungle Media, Canada
Cuneyt Devrim, CEO, Havas Istanbul, Turkey
Dana Bulat, General Manager, United Media Services, Romania
Ellie Bamford, SVP, Global Head of Media and Connections, R/GA, Global
Elsa Stahura, Head of Comms Planning, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eve Pennington, Business Unit Director Diageo Africa, OMD Media Group, South Africa
Fredrik Perulf, Managing Director, Tre Kronor Media Malmö, Sweden
Gabriela Fenton, Head of LATAM, VaynerMedia, LATAM
Gabriela Rodrigues, Head of Culture & Impact, Soko, Brazil
Guillermo Tragant, Regional Head of Creative Works LATAM, Google, LATAM
Jens-Petter Aarhus, Chief Creative Officer, Anorak / NoA, Norway
María Álvarez Gómez, Managing Director, The&Partnership, Spain
Minako Tanaka, Creative Director & Integrated Creative Producer, Hakuhodo DY media partners inc., Japan
Oren Meir, CEO / Chief Creative Officer, Addict Israel, Israel
Racha Makarem, CEO, Starcom ME, MENA
Samanta Giuliani, Executive Strategy Director, The Story Lab, Italy
Sibylle Blümel, Managing Director, Wavemaker, Austria
Subbaraju Alluri, Managing Director - Asia, Genero, Asia
Teemu Neiglick, CEO, Omnicom Media Group, Finland
Traci Dinkins, President, Head of Media, NA, Essence Global, USA
Vaishali Verma, CEO, Initiative, India


PR Lions Shortlist Jury 

Alessandro Bono, Senior PR Consultant, Purple & Noise, Italy
Alina Damaschin Ciocirlan, Creative Partner, Rogalski Damaschin, Romania
Brandon Cooke, Global Chief Marketing & Reputation Officer, FCB, Global
Brian Melarkey, Head of Creative Strategy, FleishmanHillard, Global
Christian Sánchez Mac Donald, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R, Peru
Cristian Rocha, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, MADE, Mexico
Dana Tahir, General Manager, Red Havas ME, UAE
Deepshikha Dharmara, Chief Executive Officer, BCW India Group, APAC
Eloi Asseline, CEO, Weber Shandwick, France
Eugenia Lagemann, Board Member, fischerAppelt, Germany
Jacky Lung, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, TOPic & Loong, China
Joe Abou-Khaled, Regional Executive Creative Director, Impact BBDO, MENA
Karyn Arkell, Founder and Managing Director, The Grace Agency, New Zealand
Laura Deknock, Strategist, mortierbrigade, Belgium
Lena Ng, Senior Advisor, Distilleri Group, Singapore
Luisa García, Partner and CEO Europe, LLYC, Spain
Motoko Kunita, Executive Officer, PR Consulting Dentsu Inc., Japan
Noelia Chessari, Founder & CEO, NINCH Communication Company, Argentina
Peter Lindgren, Creative Director, Carve, Sweden
Sebastian Jensen, Creative Director, Publicis Danmark, Denmark
Seema Sharma, Creative Director, Edelman, Netherlands
Suvi Lähde, Executive Creative Director, SEK | Part of GREY, Finland
Zeynep Sungu, Marketing & Corporate Comms Director, Nestlé, Turkey

Social & Influencer Lions Shortlist Jury  

Emanuele Viora, Executive Creative Director, ACNE – a Deloitte business, Italy
Emma Harman, Chief Client Officer, Whalar, EMEA
Evelyn Tan Su Lin, Creative Director, Publicis, Singapore
Felipe de Souza Silva, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, GANA, Brazil
Guillaume Rebbot, Creative Director, BETC Paris, France
Jim Coleman, CEO, We Are Social UK, Global
Laura Petruccelli, Executive Creative Director, Goodby Silverstein and Partners, USA
Liane Siebenhaar, Managing Director Digital Engagement & Creative Strategy, Accenture Song, Germany
Loyiso Twala, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Johannesburg, South Africa
Maria Lashari, Global Creative Lead, H&M, Brand & Identity, Global
Miranda Hipwell, Group Managing Director, adam&eveDDB, UK
Rodolfo Fernandes, Creative Director, AKQA Bloom, USA
Samira Rafi, Chief Creative Officer, Boomerang Communication, Morocco
Sasha Shor, Executive Creative Director, Global Samsung, R/GA, Global
Shoji Taniguchi, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Digital Inc., Japan
Yi Liu, Content+, General Manager, Mindshare, China

Entertainment Track: In Partnership with Unity


Entertainment Lions Shortlist Jury 

Antoine Nazaret, Senior Director, Digital Marketing, NBA, Asia
Barry Smyth, Vice President, APAC Marketing, Netflix, APAC
Marco Salvador, General Creative Director, MullenLowe Delta, Ecuador
Matthew Murphy, Global Chief Creative Officer, 72andSunny, Global
Michelle Stansel, Vice President Consumer Marketing, Arts & Entertainment, IMG, Global
Patrícia Moura, Head of Content, GUT, Brazil
Shana Barry, Head of Celebrity, Entertainment & Influencers, Anheuser-Busch, USA

Experience Track:


Brand Experience & Activation Lions Shortlist Jury

Alejandro Bermudez, Regional Creative Director, Commonwealth McCann, South America West
Avi Inbar, Executive Creative & Design Director, IHS (in house studio), Israel
Carlos Tolmos, Chief Creative Officer, Circus Grey, Peru
Dilma Campos, CEO, Outra Praia, Brazil
Ed Leamy, Head of Innovation, BBDO, Ireland
Elisabet Fischer, Creative Director & Managing Partner, Volt, Sweden
Esther Overmars, Regional Creative Director, Dawn, Netherlands
Francesco Napoleone, Executive Creative Director, Accenture Song, Italy
Gazal Jain, Executive Creative Director, Havas, India
Ha Nguyen, Creative Director, VMLY&R Group Vietnam, APAC
Helen Rhodes, Strategy Lead, BBH London, UK
Jabulani Sigege, Executive Creative Director, Machine, South Africa
Josephine Lin, Group Creative Director, Unisurf Digital Marketing, Taiwan
Kusuma Ruchakityanon, Creative Director, Sour Bangkok, Thailand
Kyra von Mutius, Co-Founder, Partners Creative Consultancy, Germany
Leanne Fremar, Chief Brand Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Global
Mohammad Akrum Hossain, Group Creative Director, Grey, Bangladesh
Mooren Bofill, Partner and Creative Director Design, One Twenty Three West Communications Llp, Canada
Ozge Guven, Design Director, TBWA Istanbul, Turkey
Pablo Dominguez Agregan, Creative Director, 180heartbeats + JUNG v. MATT, Poland
Paola Escalante, Head of Creative Shop, Meta, Mexico
Paula Mandraccio, Founder, Bra, Argentina
Pete Johnson, Global Head of Creation, The LEGO Agency, LEGO, Denmark
Philippe Fass, Executive Creative Director, Happiness, Belgium
Radu Pilat, Managing Partner, Heist Industries, Romania
Silvio Maldonado, Chief Creative Officer, Plutón, Uruguay
Stan Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Creative, Dentsu, Singapore

Mobile Lions Shortlist Jury 

Anusheela Saha, Group Creative Director, FCB, India
Daniel Ottoni, Chief Creative Officer, TracyLocke Brasil DDB, Brazil
Debbie Ellison, Global Chief Digital Officer, VMLY&R Commerce, Global
Laurent Thevenet, Head of Creative Technology, Publicis Groupe, APAC, Middle East & Africa
Margot Helfter, Creative Director, Betc Fullsix, France
Rodrigo Moran, Global Head of Creative of WhatsApp, Meta, Global
Heloísa Santana, President, AMPRO, Brazil

Health Track:


Health & Wellness Lions Shortlist Jury

Alok Gadkar, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Tuesday, UAE
Anna Gallais, Deputy Managing Director, Switzerland, Weber Shandwick, Global
Augé Reichenberg, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Global
Camilo Carvajal, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis / Digitas, Colombia
Diego Ortiz Gallego, Chief Creative Officer, DDB México, Mexico
Gemma Hudson, Executive Vice President - Health Innovation & Growth, WE Communications, APAC
Lilianna Vazquez, Group Art Supervisor, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, USA
Lou Shipley, Creative Director, Havas Lynx, UK
Mai Kaneda, Associate Creative Director, McCann Health, Japan
Manuel Frank, Global Creative Chair for Health, Edelman, Global
Matt McNally, Global President, Dentsu Health, Global