Philip Thomas Announced as CEO of Ascential Events and Chairman of Cannes Lions.
Ascential, the parent company of Cannes Lions, has announced the appointment of Philip Thomas as CEO of Ascential Events. Thomas will also serve as the Chairman of Cannes Lions, as the current Chairman, Terry Savage will be stepping down from the position in June 2018, after serving a tenure of 33 years.
Thomas was the CEO of Cannes Lions and its associated festivals for 10 years prior to his position of handling the Events Division of Ascential.
Speaking on the appointment, Duncan Painter, CEO, Ascential said, âPhilip is the obvious choice for this role, having led Cannes Lions to great success as CEO from 2006 to 2016. His knowledge of the brand and the global creative industry is unparalleled. He will of course continue in his role as the CEO of Ascential Events, leading across a portfolio of brands.â
Commenting on his new role Thomas said, âMy role as Chairman will be to support Managing Director JosĂ© Papa and his team in the strategic development of Cannes Lions and its associated festivals, offering counsel as he leads and manages the business. The role of creativity for growth and for change has never been so critical, and Cannes Lions exists to help people and businesses become more creative. I am delighted to be able to help JosĂ© and his team in this mission.â
âCannes Lions is experiencing an exciting transformative era and we are privileged to have Philipâs knowledge and vision. His involvement will ensure we continue pushing the limitless boundaries of creativity that drives business and change in the worldâ added JosĂ© Papa, Managing Director, Cannes Lions.
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