Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Advertising >> Article

Lions Festivals appoints Jose Papa as Managing Director

02-August-2016
Font Size   16
Share
Lions Festivals appoints Jose Papa as Managing Director

Jose Papa has been announced as the new Managing Director of Lions Festivals, encompassing Cannes Lions, Lions Health, Lions Innovation, Lions Entertainment plus its regional events of eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia and the Tangrams.

Papa is currently CEO of WGSN, Ascential's global fashion trend forecasting service and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Previously, he was Ascential's Regional Director for Latin America. Prior to joining Ascential, Papa ran corporate strategy with Cannes Lions' Official Representative in Brazil, Estadao and held director level positions at T4F, ESPN Brazil and Vex, some of the largest companies in Brazil.

Ascential Events' CEO Philip Thomas said, "Clearly this role attracted a lot of interest, and I am delighted that Jose has agreed to join Lions Festivals. He has led WGSN to unprecedented success, and with a deep understanding of our brand and huge international experience, he was the outstanding candidate for the role."

Commenting on the announcement, Papa said, "Lions Festivals is the definitive global destination for creativity and inspiration. A legacy built by bringing together the world's brightest minds and awarding the most innovative work. It is a privilege to carry on the heritage and further lead an exciting new phase of continued success."

Earlier this year former Lions Festivals CEO, Philip Thomas was announced as CEO of Ascential Events, managing the Exhibitions & Festivals businesses. Jose will begin as Managing Director on 1 September 2016, relocating from New York to the Ascential Events offices in London.

Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Founder, Chief Creative, One Life Studios and Swastik Productions, on owning the IP on his most ambitious project 'Porus,' the risk of recovering its cost and his distribution strategy

Webscale plans to build the brand around smooth operations for the e-commerce sector and then move on to demand generation

Shriya Ghate, Business Head, Tinkle, spills the beans on the company's vision for its special line of merchandise launched to celebrate its 37th anniversary, its pricing, marketing strategies, and more

Vivek Patni, Director of Wonder Cement, on the current marketing strategies and challenges that brand owners face

We list a few important stories that you may have missed in the week gone by

Launch two new campaigns Goodknight #ChildrensPlayDay and Godrej protekt #SayNoToNo to encourage parents to spend quality time with kids

The campaign creatively explores the unrealistic demands of perfection that the society places on a young girl