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Meet the judges: Loeries jury boasts world’s best brand experts 

The Loeries has assembled some of the most awarded individuals and thought leaders within the global brand communication industry to precide over the this year’s proceedings as judges during the Creative Week programme in November. 

The esteemed team of experts from across the globe will be judging thousands of entries – double the submissions from the previous year – submitted for the 2020 Loeries in the hope of scooping Africa and the Middle East’s highest creative accolade; a Loerie.

More than 175 regional and international judges will be judging more than double the submissions received when compared to the previous year. This further adds to the usual excitement felt during this annual highlight on the creative calendar.

Meet the team of esteemed overall Jury Presidents

The 5-member team, who will be the Jury overall and provide insights during the Creative Week are;  

Film: Swati Bhattacharya 

Bhattacharya is one of only 8 women who form part of the 100 most award-winning chief creative officers in the world. She was awarded the Creative professional of the Year by ET Now ‘Stars of the Industry’ Awards. She was the Jury chair at CLIO 2017 and Athena Awards. Under her leadership, FCB Ulka won 50 awards including 4 Cannes Lions, Clio gold and D&AD yellow pencil.

Live, PR & OOH and Integrated: Dennis Lüeck

Lueck is the most awarded creative in Switzerland and the current Swiss Advertiser of the Year, and Chief Creative Officer and co-owner of Jung von Matt/Limmat, which has now topped Switzerland’s creative rankings table for three years in a row.

Radio: Nicholas Hulley

Executive creative directors of AMV BBDO, Hulley is responsible for genre-bending, culture-shaping work along with his creative partner. His work has won multiple Cannes Grand Prix’s and Titanium’s as well as a D&AD Black Pencil. His joint-work is displayed in the permanent collections of the British Museum and the Design Museum.

Design: Katherina Tudball

Creative director of Superunion London, Tudball’s passionate advocacy for diversity in creativity has been recognised by D&AD’s members, who elected her to the Board of Trustees in 2016. She has been awarded two silver Cannes Lions for her work on Shakespeare’s Globe as well as a D&AD yellow pencil and a silver Cannes Lion for rebranding BBC2.

Digital: Alan Kelly

Chief creative officer of Rothco, Kelly has served in various roles at CCO over the past 10 years, and has won several awards, including Cannes Lions’ prestigious Grand Prix, D&AD and One Show pencils and Grand Clios. He has also judged at Cannes Lions, D&AD, Dubai Lynx, LIAs, One Show, & Clios.

The Loeries: Regional judges, dates & tickets

CEO of the Loeries Preetesh Sewraj

A non-profit company, the Loeries is Africa and the Middle East’s premiere initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry.

Award-winning judging panel from across the region for this year’s awards include Lanre Adisa, CEO of Noah’s Ark (Nigeria), Fran Luckin, chief creative officer of Grey Africa (South Africa) and Kalpesh Patankar, chief creative officer of VML Y&R (MENA).

Judging takes place from September to November with the results announced daily during Loeries Creative Week from November 16 to 20.

Tickets Tickets are available on from Monday, September 21.

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