Judges

Chair Of Judges

Lisa Jedan

Lisa is the Global Head of Brand PR and Corporate Communications at Bacardi-Martini. She oversees communications strategy and activation across 160 markets for the company’s award-winning portfolio of spirit brands including BACARDÍ rum, GREY GOOSE vodka, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, MARTINI vermouth and sparkling wine and DEWAR’S whisky. Lisa is responsible for creating a dynamic shift in how the business approaches public relations, shifting focus from product PR towards bra...

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Meet The Judges

Anna Knowles

Anna KnowlesHead of PR and Corporate, Easyjet

Anna Knowles is Head of PR and Corporate Affairs for easyJet. In her role she is responsible for all PR activity in the UK and across the 31 countries...

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Ben Trounson

Ben TrounsonHead of Corporate Communication, Tata Consultancy Services

Ben oversees the corporate communications team in North America for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the world's largest IT services an...

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Bridget Von Holdt

Bridget Von HoldtBusiness Director, BM Africa

Bridget’s experience in public relations spans over 30 years. A revered name in South African Public Relations and communication circles, Brid...

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Darren Burns

Darren BurnsPresident, Weber Shandwick, China

Darren has spearheaded the agency’s growth and transformation into one of the region’s most exciting and forward thinking integrated communication...

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Elise Mitchell

Elise MitchellChairman, Mitchell Communications Group

Elise is an accomplished strategic communications professional and business leader whose entrepreneurial spirit helped build Mitchell from scratch int...

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Jean-Michael Dumont

Jean-Michael DumontChairman, Ruder Finn Asia

This year 2018 marked Jean-Michel’s 32nd year in Communication in Asia. In this role as Chairman of Ruder Finn Asia, he is responsible for the g...

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Jim Donaldson

Jim DonaldsonCEO, UK and Middle East, FleishmanHillard

Jim oversees FleishmanHillard’s UK and Middle East operations covering five locations and around 300 staff. With more than 25 years in the communi...

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Jimmie Stone

Jimmie StoneChief creative officer, New York, Edelman

Jimmie Stone is a creative leader and cultural architect who has worked for over 20 years to connect brands and consumers through purpose-driven work....

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Jon Higgins

Jon HigginsSenior partner and CEO, international, Ketchum

Jonathan Adashek

Jonathan AdashekCCO, Nissan Motor Company

Vice President Global Communications and Chief Communications Officer, Nissan Motor Corporation, Ltd. • Expertise: Strategic Communication...

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José Antonio Llorente

José Antonio LlorenteFounder and president Llorente & Cuenca

José Antonio Llorente is a specialist in Corporate and Financial Communication. Over the course of a career spanning more than 25 years, he has p...

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Kirsten Walkom

Kirsten WalkomGlobal Communications Director, Save the Children

Recently named one of the most influential and brightest PR professionals in the world by industry standard, PR Week, Kirsten holds extensive ...

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Laura Schoen

Laura SchoenChair, Latin America and president, global healthcare practice, Weber Shandwick

Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2000, Laura has built the firm’s healthcare practice into a global powerhouse, expanding the agency’s rem...

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Michael Frohlich

Michael FrohlichCEO EMEA, Ogilvy Public Relations

Michael is split between Client leadership for WPP and leading businesses and clients for Ogilvy Public Relations in EMEA. Both roles focus on growth&...

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Nelson Silveira

Nelson SilveiraDirector of communications, General Motors Brasil

Nelson Silveira is the Corporate and Brand Communications Director of General Motors Mercosur, with responsibilities for all activities related t...

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Oliver Roll

Oliver RollSVP, CCO, Cisco

Oliver Roll is an expert at getting to the essence of great storytelling. As Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at Cisco, he l...

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Pierre Goad

Pierre GoadGroup Head of Communications, HSBC

Pierre Goad is Group Head of Communications at HSBC Holdings plc. He was appointed a Group Managing Director in 2015. He rejoined HSBC in 2011 as Co-H...

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Ray Eglington

Ray EglingtonGroup managing director, Four Communications

Ray Eglington has almost three decades of communications experience, in leading agency and in-house positions. He has led award-winning campaigns...

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Rogério Artoni

Rogério ArtoniExecutive director, Race Comunicacao

Founder and executive director of Race Communications. Rogério graduated in journalism with an MBA in Corporate Communications and founded Race Com...

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Saada Hammad

Saada HammadMENA regional director, Memac Ogilvy PR

Saada Hammad is a veteran Public Relations professional who has been in the field of communications since 1990. Since joining Ogilvy Public Relations ...

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Sujit Patil

Sujit PatilVP & Head Corporate Brand and Communications, Godrej Industries

Sujit is responsible for building and sustaining the Godrej group’s reputation across diverse stakeholders. He is among the few IABC accredited busi...

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Tom Reno

Tom RenoChief Operating Officer, Cohn & Wolfe

Tom Reno is uniquely qualified to serve as Chief Operating Officer having worn many relevant hats over the course of his career, experiences that ...

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Yolanda Crisanto

Yolanda CrisantoSVP, head of corporate comms, Globe Telecom

Personal Circumstance: • Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications of Globe Telecom and Company Spokesperson. Educational Background: ...

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Zoe Hibbert

Zoe HibbertVP, corporate comms, Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong), Visa

Current Position and Responsibilities Dr. Zoe Allyson Hibbert joined Visa on August 1st 2012 and is the Head of Corporate Communications for Visa in A...

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