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Lenovo’s Ajay Kaul is Jury President @AME 2013 Awards

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Lenovo’s Ajay Kaul is Jury President @AME 2013 Awards

The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness has announced the 50 industry specialists who will make up this year’s dedicated jury. The Jury President for this year’s Awards is Ajay Kaul, Executive Director Global Brand Communications, Lenovo, Regional. The Festival is taking place in Shanghai on ay 8 and 9.

Preliminary judging will commence ahead of the Festival, after which 24 members of the jury will head to Shanghai for the final judging stage. Ajay Kaul will preside over the jury who will be voting and deliberating on entries across 28 categories. The chosen winners of the 2013 Awards will then be revealed and celebrated at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards ceremony, which will take place on May 9.

“This year’s jury pulls together strong expertise from across Asia Pacific and we’re delighted to have such a quality team on board. The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness serves to set the benchmark for effectiveness in the region and we look forward to seeing which entries this year’s jury considers worthy of taking home an accolade,” said Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals.

Jury member for the 2013 Awards:
Ajay Kaul
, Executive Director Global Brand Communications, Lenovo, Regional – Jury President
Andy Edwards, Head of Planning, BBH, China
Anindya Banerjee, Branch Manager and Executive Creative Director, Scarecrow Asia, India
Anuradha Aggarwal, Senior Vice President, Brand Communication & Consumer Insights, Vodafone, India
Charles Cadel, Regional Managing Director, McCann, Regional
Cheuk Chiang, Chief Executive Officer, PHD, Regional
Chris Thomas, Chairman & CEO of BBDO Asia, Middle East & Africa and Chairman of Proximity Worldwide
David Brain, President & CEO, Asia Pacific, Edeleman, Regional
Denise Goodwin, National Marketing Manager, Volkswagen, New Zealand
Dick Van Motman, Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Network/Asia, Regional
Freddy Bharucha, Chief Marketing Officer, Asia, P&G, Regional
Gilad Coppersmith, Global SVP, Digital and Innovation Catalyst, IPG Mediabrands, Regional
Hirajati Natawiria, Marketing Director, Lion Wings, Indonesia
Hun Choi, Head of Strategy, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Jeff Wu, Marketing Manager, HEINEKEN Taiwan, Chinese Taipei
Jeffrey Seah, Country Chair, VivaKi, South East Asia Chairperson, Starcom MediaVest Group, Asia Digital Leadership Team, Starcom, Regional
Johan Vakidis, Head of Planning, AKQA, China
John Ziegler, Chairman & CEO, DDB Group Asia Pacific, Japan and India, Regional
Karen Flynn, Managing Director, Havas Siren, Singapore
Keith Smith, President, International, TBWA
Ken Woo, Executive VP, Country Marketing Head, Standard Chartered, Chinese Taipei
Lakish Hatalkar, Vice President Marketing, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, Novartis Consumer Health, Regional
Mabel Leung, Regional Head of Brand and Insight, AXA Asia, Regional
Margot Torres, Senior Vice President for Marketing & Communications, McDonalds, The Philippines
Mark Sinnock, Planning Director, Bates, Regional
Matthew Godfrey, President Asia, Y&R, Regional
Matthew Lackie, Senior Vice President, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Regional
Michael Nearhos, General Manager Brand Strategy & Performance, Virgin, Australia
Muhammed Hamza, Senior Vice President Commercial, Nestle, Sri Lanka
Naomi Yamamoto, Head of Produce Group, Shiseido, Japan
Nguyen Dinh Toan, Head of Marketing, Indochina, Philip Morris, Vietnam
Nirvik Singh, Chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific, Grey Group, Regional
Paul Heath, Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, Regional
Paul Roebuck, Chief Executive Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, Regional
Pully Chau, Chairman & CEO, DraftFCB, Greater China
Rahul Colaco, Managing Director, Dutch Lady, Malaysia
Ravi Rao, Leader, Mindshare, Regional
Rob Campbell, Regional Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, Regional
Rupen Desai, Regional President, Lowe, Regional
Saurabh Varma, Regional Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett, Regional
Sean O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Carat, Singapore
Seth Grossman, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Vizeum, Regional
Simon Kemp, Managing Director, We Are Social, Singapore
Simon Small, Executive Planning Director, Visual jazz Isobar, Australia
Stephen Drummond, Senior Director Integrated Marketing & Communications, Coca-Cola, China
Supatnuj Sorndamrih, Director of Social Marketing Support Unit, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Thailand
Tom Doctoroff, Chief Executive Officer, JWT, Asia Pacific, Regional
Tony Rogers, Marketing Manager, Tourism Australia, New Zealand
Vijay Sinha, Regional Category Vice President, Unilever, Regional
Wendy Walker, Chief Marketing Officer, Iinet, Australia

Last date for sending entries for the Awards is March 4.

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