@Eurobest announced 2015’s juries; close to 40% of jurors are women

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

The European Festival of Creativity, eurobest, has today revealed the names of the 114 experts who will sit on juries to decide and award excellence in creative communications across Europe.

eurobest has been setting Europe’s creative benchmark for 28 years (…) This responsibility falls entirely with our juries, so ensuring that they are respected, forward-thinking creative leaders is paramount. We’re proud to be able to say that nearly 40% of our jurors are female this year – our highest to date. It’s reflective of the industry and shows that Europe is moving in the right direction to address the gender balance.

Philip Thomas,

CEO Lions Festivals

The 2015 jurors have been named as:

Branded Content & Entertainment Jury

  • Mark Eaves, Founder, Gravity Road, UK – Jury President
  • Thomas Lohren Busch, Global Creative Advisor, Carlsberg Group, Austria
  • Dieter De Ridder, Creative Director, Air, Belgium
  • Laurent Nuyen, Executive Creative Director, DigitasLBi, France
  • Toni Tiusanen, Creative Director, Bob the Robot, Finland
  • Florian Lina, Director Strategy & Ideation, Carat, Germany
  • Dan Treichel, Executive Creative Director, 180 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Yolanda Ten Funtanet, Branded Content Manger, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Spain
  • Fredrik Blomberg, Creative Director, Doe Blomberg Gottberg, Sweden
  • Verra Budimlija, Chief Strategy Officer, MEC, UK

Creative Effectiveness Jury

  • Leonid Sudakov, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Petcare, Mars, Incorporated, Belgium – Jury President
  • Francois-Louis Noel, Managing Partner, M+C Saatchi, Switzerland
  • Christian de La Villehuchet, CEO Europe, Havas Worldwide, Europe
  • Henner Blömer, General Manager, Publicis Pixelpark, Germany
  • Daan de Raaf, Executive Strategy Director, JWT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Ella Stewart, CEO, BBDO, Russia
  • Francois-Louis Noel, Managing Partner, M+C Saatchi, Switzerland
  • Leigh Thomas, CEO, Dare, UK

Design Jury

  • Sandra Planeta, Founder /Creative Director, Planeta Design, Sweden – Jury President
  • Christophe Ghewy, Creative Partner, Bowling Brussels, Belgium
  • Stéphane Ricou, CEO Southern Europe, Brand Union, France Linda Stannieder, Managing Partner, GRAFT Brandlab, Germany
  • Richard Gorodecky, Executive Creative Director, Amsterdam Worldwide, The Netherlands
  • Jorge Silva, Designer, Silva Designers, Portugal
  • Christian Haas, Creative Director, Raffinerie für Gestaltung, Switzerland
  • Dan Vasconcelos, Associate Creative Director, Siegel+Gale, UK

Interactive and Mobile Jury

  • James Kirkham, Global Head Social & Mobile, Leo Burnett, Global – Jury President
  • Samuel de Volder, Executive Creative Director, These Days Y&R, Belgium
  • Mathias Birkvad, Managing Director, CP+B Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nathalie Huni, Executive Creative Director, TBWA DAN Paris, France
  • Daniel Könnecke, CEO, FCB Hamburg, Germany
  • Ellen van den Berg, Head of UX, DDB & Tribal Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Maja Folgerø, Creative, POL, Norway
  • Olga Tsoukanova, Deputy Managing Director, Grey Moscow, Russia
  • Fernando Lázaro, Chief Creative Officer, BTOB, Spain
  • Joakim Labraaten, Copywriter, Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden

Direct Jury

  • Chacho Puebla, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Lola / Mullen Lowe Group, Spain – Jury President
  • Véronique Sels, Executive Creative Director, Duval Guillaume, Belgium
  • Jamie Standon, Creative Director, Rosapark, France
  • Tobias Ahrens, Group Creative Director, Grabarz & Partner, Germany
  • Eirik Sørensen, Creative Director, TRY Advertising Agency, Norway
  • Josefine Richards, Senior Copywriter, INGO Stockholm, Sweden
  • Samuel Textor, Creative Director, Freundliche Grüsse, Switzerland
  • Clare Wilson, Creative Director, Rapp, UK


Film Craft Jury

  • Christiane Dressler, Founder, ANORAK Film – Jury President Eurydice Gysel, Executive Producer, CZAR, Belgium
  • Mette Jermiin, Executive Producer, Bacon, Denmark
  • Jerome Denis, CEO / EP, La Pac, France
  • Giuseppe Mastromatteo, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Italy
  • Stephanie Oakley, Director of Film Production, 72andSunny Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Åsa Riton, Film Director, RSA Film, Sweden
  • Martin Loraine, Deputy Executive Creative Director, AMV BBDO, UK

Film, Print, Print & Poster Craft Jury

  • Ben Priest, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, adam&eveDDB, UK – Jury Presiden
  • Katrien Bottez, Executive Creative Director, Famous Brussels, Belgium
  • Ayşe Aydin, Creative Director, Y&R – Team Red Istanbul, Turkey
  • Matthieu Elkaim, Chief Creative Officer, CLM BBDO, France
  • Oliver Frank, Executive Creative Director, VCCP Berlin, Germany
  • Ben Sever, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Inbar Merhav G, Israel
  • Fanny Vaager Brekke, Copywriter, Saatchi & Saatchi, Norway
  • Juan García-Escudero, General Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Spain
  • Lina Brunzell, Art Director, M&C Saatchi, Sweden
  • Dennis Lück, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Zurich, Switzerland
  • Astrid Groenewegen, Creative Director, SUE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Susan Hosking, Creative Director, Mother London, UK

Healthcare Jury

  • Mike Rogers, Creative Partner, Serviceplan Health & Life, Germany – Jury President
  • Martin Gøttsch, Executive Creative Director, Adtomic, Denmark
  • Rachael Pay, MD, Health, EMEA, Weber Shandwick, Europe
  • Heikki Kärkkäinen, CEO, Creative Director, Rocky Advertising, Finland
  • Eric Romoli, President, Creative Director, Arsenal-CDM, France
  • Mar Guerrero, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Spain
  • Annette Felicitas Häcki, Creative Director and Member of the Executive Board, Rod Kommunikation, Switzerland
  • Adam Lach-Szyrma, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Healthworld, UK

Innovation Jury

  • Diederik Veelo, Founder, The Ambassadors Lab – Jury President
  • Jonathan Oliver, Global Director of Innovation, Microsoft, Global
  • Yaron Kniajer, Managing Director, Rhodium, Israel
  • Ted Persson, Creative Director, The North Alliance / Great Works, Sweden
  • Brian Williams, Deputy Executive Creative Director, The Martin Agency, UK
  • Tia Castagno, Global Head of Innovation & Content, Vizeum Global, Global

Integrated Jury

  • Ben Priest, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, adam&eveDDB, UK – Jury President
  • Jens Mortier, Partner & Creative Director, Mortierbrigade, Belgium
  • Chacho Puebla, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Lola / Mullen Lowe Group, Spain
  • Geoffrey Hantson, Chief Creative Officer, Happiness, Belgium
  • James Kirkham, Global Head Social & Media, Leo Burnett, Global
  • Anne-Cécile Michaud, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Media Group, Global
  • Sandra Planeta, Founder/Creative Director, Planeta Design, Sweden
  • Marta Karlqvist, President Nordics, Cohn & Wolfe, Sweden

Media Jury

  • Anne-Cecile Michaud, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Media Group, Global – Jury President
  • Erwin Vaskovich, CEO, Vivaki Group, Austria
  • Els Thielemans, Managing Director, Maxus, Belgium
  • Julia Tillack, Chief Executive Officer, OMD, Germany
  • Shiri Franko-Fridman, VP Client Manager, Mediacom, Israel
  • Lars Istre, Chief Digital Director, IUM, Norway
  • Celia Caño, General Manager, EQUMEDIA, Spain
  • Fredrik Eriksson, Managing Director, PHD, Sweden
  • Inanc Dedebas, CEO, Starcom Mediavest Group, Turkey
  • Richard Morris, Managing Director, Vizeum, UK

Outdoor and Radio Jury

  • Jens Mortier, Partner & Creative Director, mortierbrigade, Belgium – Jury President
  • Antonia Tritthart, Chief Innovation Officer, Traktor / JvM, Austria
  • Clara Prior-Knock, Senior Creative, DDB Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mikhail Kudashkin, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Moscow, Russia
  • Jasmine Loignon, Integrated Creative Director, BETC, France
  • Sabina Hesse, Creative Director, HEIMAT Berlin, Germany
  • Jacek Szulecki, Executive Creative Director, Mccann Worldgroup, Poland
  • Pedro Ferreira, Executive Creative Director, Y&R Lisbon, Portugal
  • Gorkem Yegin, Creative Director, 4129Grey, Turkey
  • Angus Macadam, Executive Creative Director, mcgarrybowen, UK

PR Jury

  • Marta Karlqvist, President Nordics, Cohn & Wolfe, Sweden – Jury President
  • Miek Gielkens, General Manager, LEWIS PR, Belgium
  • Arnaud Pochebonne, Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick, France
  • Hanning Kempe, General Managing Director, FleishmanHillard, Germany
  • Daniela Canegallo, CEO, MSL Group, Italy
  • Mircea Pascu, Managing Director, Geometry Global Bucharest, Romania
  • Eva Snijders, General Manager, Ogilvy Public Relations, Spain
  • Stephen Waddington, Chief Engagement Officer, Ketchum, UK

Promo & Activation Jury

  • Geoffrey Hantson, Chief Creative Officer, Happiness, Belgium – Jury President
  • Alexander Kalchev, Executive Creative Director, DDB Paris, France
  • Christian Mommertz, Chief Creative Officer, Geometry Global, Germany
  • Menno Schipper, Executive Creative Director, Havas Boondoggle Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Silje Helen Fjeld, Creative Director, Naug & Friends, Norway Tiago Canas Mendes, Partner, O escritório, Portugal
  • Malin Wikerberg, Creative Director, Garbergs_Malmö, Sweden
  • Bo Hellberg, Executive Creative Director, Edelman, UK

eurobest moves to Antwerp in 2015, with the three day Festival taking place from 1-3 December and the Awards Ceremony bringing the event to a close.