BBDO’s Josy Paul named on the LIONS Scholarship Jury for Cannes Lions 2024

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BBDO’s Josy Paul named on the LIONS Scholarship Jury for Cannes Lions 2024

The LIONS Scholarship offers 10 winners from 10 different countries a place in either the Creative Academy or Brand Marketers Academy at Cannes Lions 2024 – where they’ll join a cohort of learners aged 30 and under, for an unmatched learning and networking experience at the heart of the global creative community.


Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity have announced that BBDO’s Chairperson and Chief Creative Officer, Josy Paul, will be among the C-suite members, founders, presidents, and department leaders who’ll nominate the next generation of creative talent at the Festival this June. Paul will be joined by other experts from around the world.

The LIONS Scholarship gives young creatives and marketers the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s committed to helping a diverse group of young talent from underrepresented backgrounds into the creative marketing industries. The Scholarship aims to level the playing field for creative excellence the world over, so successful applicants’ passes, travel and accommodation are fully funded by LIONS.

To ensure fairness in the judging process, a global Jury of experts have been selected – representing every continent, and every creative discipline.

Meet them here:
Ashley Rudder, Co-Founder, HAUS OF SÔS, USA
Brent Choi, CEO, Angry Butterfly, Canada
Chaka Sobhani, President and Chief Creative Officer International, DDB Worldwide, UK
Diana Sukopp, Chief Creative Officer, Independent, Germany
Gabriela Lungu, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Worldwide, UK
Gaëtan du Peloux, Chief Creative Officer, Marcel, France
Helen H. Pak, SVP, Creative, Marketing, Design & Content, Walt Disney Company, USA
Jo-Ann Robertson, CEO, Global Markets, Ketchum, UK
Josy Paul, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, India
Joyce Kigathi, Head of Strategy, Creative and Content, Havas Africa, Kenya
Kwame Taylor-Hayford, Co-Founder, Kin, USA
Loyiso Twala, Chief Creative Officer, McCann Worldgroup, South Africa
Oriel Davis Lyons, Chief Creative Officer, Mother, USA
Paula Lindenberg, Managing Director Brazil, Diageo, Brazil
Pully Chau, Independent, China
Rana Hamarneh, Group Executive Director, Adpro OMD, Jordan
Saulo Rocha, Chief Creative Officer, David, Spain
Sleyman Khodor, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Brazil
Swati Bhattacharya, Creative Chairperson, FCB, India
Tea Uglow, Founder, Dark Swan Institute, Australia
Yasuharu Sasaki, Global Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative, Japan

Paul has been a speaker and a part of the Cannes Lions jury several times and also a mentor at the SEE IT BE IT program. He started BBDO India from the backseat of his car in 2008. In 2016, he was named Creative Agency Head of The Year by the IAA (Indian Advertising Association). Campaign Magazine awarded him ‘Creative Person of the Year for India and South Asia’ in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and this year he received a special commendation as Asia-Pacific Creative Leader of the Year. He is ranked among the Top Ten Most Influential People in Indian advertising, according to the nationwide survey conducted by The Economic Times.

Jury from Asia-Pacific include: Pully Chau, Independent, China. Swati Bhattacharya, Creative Chairperson, FCB, India. Tea Uglow, Founder, Dark Swan Institute, Australia. Yasuharu Sasaki, Global Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative, Japan