Jury members from MENA include Serviceplan's Akhilesh Bagri, MullenLowe's Paul Banham, Impact BBDO's Ali Rez, Leo Burnett's Rana Khoury, and Unilever's Priya Sarma.
Cannes Lions has announced its 2022 jury line-up of global experts, selected to define the global benchmark for creativity this June. Work from across the globe will be judged, awarded, and celebrated during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from June 20-24, 2022.
The 2022 line-up consists of 290 jury members from across the world, representing the global industry’s leading talent from a diverse range of disciplines. First-time brands to join the juries include Ford, Frito-Lay, Peloton, Riot Games, Kansas City Chiefs, Salesforce, and WeTransfer.
Simon Cook, CEO of LIONS, commented in a statement, “We are delighted to welcome such an immensely talented set of jurors to benchmark creative excellence at Cannes Lions this year. Our juries play a pivotal role in recognising the world’s best creative marketing and championing the work that will pave the way forward for the global industry. We’re extremely proud to be able to bring together a diverse group of individuals to reflect the evolving industry landscape and we thank them for their time and dedication.”
This year, Lions juries will return to Cannes to complete their judging at the Festival. Speaking about the judging process, Susie Walker, VP Awards & Insight at LIONS, said, “To resume in-person judging this year, truly amplifies the judging experience for each jury member. 2022 is set to be a hugely exciting festival, with the introduction of a new award, the Creative B2B Lions, as well as a refreshed take on the Creative Commerce Lions and the Media Lions. We are grateful to all of our jury members and look forward to welcoming them back to Cannes.”
The 2022 awarding jury members
Brand Experience & Activation Lions
Creative B2B Lions
Creative Business Transformation Lions
Creative Commerce Lions
Creative Data Lions
Creative Effectiveness Lions
Creative Strategy Lions
Digital Craft Lions
Entertainment Lions for Music
Entertainment Lions for Sport
Film Craft Lions
Glass: The Lion for Change
Health & Wellness Lions
Industry Craft Lions
Print & Publishing Lions
Radio & Audio Lions
Social & Influencer Lions
Sustainable Development Goals Lions