The EACA Euro Effies Awards Jury Chairman

Alexander Schlaubitz - Vice President Marketing at Lufthansa

Alexander Schlaubitz

Alexander Schlaubitz (51) took up his role as Vice President Marketing at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in Frankfurt in January 2013. In this position, he is responsible for the airlines’ entire marketing activities. Besides advertising and brand management, this includes direct marketing and marketing analysis, all digital marketing activities and the publication of the LH Magazines.

Most recently, Schlaubitz worked for Facebook as Director of Customer Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

After graduating in business studies from the University of Missouri, USA, Schlaubitz gained his first, professional experience at a number of marketing companies in the USA.
In 2001, he moved to the global advertising agency Leo Burnett and in 2003 to the communications agency Change Communications. His responsibilities there included the strategic planning for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Adecco, Campari and Nokia.
Three years later, Schlaubitz became marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Intel Corporation in Munich, before moving to the same position at Facebook in
2011.

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ROUND 2 JURY 2017 BIOGRAPHIES

 

Andreas Allerstorfer
Managing Director at Allerstorfer Werbeservice GmbH - Austria

 

Andreas Allerstorfer is a well known Out-of-Homeprofessional for more than 25 years.

Since 1988 Andreas Allerstorfer is involved in the Austrian Economic Chambers, Upper Austrian Section Advertising and Market-Communications. In 2000 he became a member of the Upper Austrian Economic Chambers „Committee of top officials“.

In 2009 he was unanimously elected as speaker of the Austrian Out-of-Home Industry.

Judith Azoulay
Director Brand Building Communication at P&G - France

 

25 years of career in marketing at P§G. Started in France in 1991 after graduating from ESCP- Europe.

Had several positions across different categories and geographies before joining the BBIC department – Brand Building and Integrated Communications – an expert marketing department within P§G. Worked in Europe, China and America. Have been back in Europe for 5 years and is now in charge for BICC of Global Head & Shoulder as well as Beauty & Grooming for I-MEA.

Giorgio Brenna
President at Leo Burnett Italia - Italy

 

After the degree in economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and in 1986 an MBA in New York, became financial analyst at the Zurich Group; later employed by Waste Management as financial controller and finance director. In 1992, turned to advertising as financial director of Ogilvy&Mather where he contributed to reorganizing and re-launching it; he was entrusted with many tasks for other European offices of the group; in the year 1998 was nominated Managing Director and the year after CEO and head of the Country. From June 2005 is Chairman and CEO of the Leo Burnett Group Italy. In 2006 Leo Burnett has named “Agency of the Year” and won its first Gold Lion at Cannes Festival. In the same year he was appointed Global Head of FCA.

In 2008, Giorgio was named Chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett Continental Western Europe region and in this role he contributed to the development of a new model of business organization for France, Germany, Spain and Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
In the last five years the agency has grown by 70%.

During 2011 he was appointed Global Leader Philip Morris International, the most important client at Leo Burnett Worldwide.

In 2016 has been appointed President of Publicis Communication Italy and FCA Global Client Leader.

Brenna is keen about sports like motor racing, motorcycling and track racing. He loves reading and travelling.

Scott Choi
President & CEO at INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe GmbH - Germany

 

Scott Choi is President & CEO of INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe (Regional Headquarter), leading a team of 275 across its offices in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Prague, Moscow and Istanbul. He joined this position in January 2017, with the objective of revitalizing INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe by strengthening its position as a digitally-integrated marketing solutions provider.
A founding member of INNOCEAN when the agency was set up in Korea in 2005, Scott brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing, including more than 10 years in international executive appointments. Scott founded INNOCEAN’s first office abroad in New Delhi, India, where he also served as CEO. He was later transferred to Spain to lead the Agency’s office in Madrid. Before joining INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe, Scott had led INNOCEAN’s Campaign Division for the Kia brands at INNOCEAN’s Global Headquarters in Seoul.

His awards history includes a Bronze at Cannes Lions (Homeplus Media Collaboration with Good Neighbours, 2012) and a Grand Prix at the Korea AD Festival (Hyundai Motors Gift Car, 2011). He also participated as Jury at the Effie Korea in 2015.

Scott studied National History at the renowned Seoul National University. He is married, with two children. In his free time, he likes to play golf.

Bartosz Dobrzynski
CMO at Play (P4) - Poland

 

Bartosz Dobrzyński is one of the most experienced and successful marketing managers in telecommunication sector in Poland. Since 2009 Chief Marketing Officer of Play, fastest growing mobile operator in Poland, which added during his tenure over 11M subscribers and reached close to €1B in revenues.

During his professional career at Play, he launched many breakthrough offers that changed dynamics of polish telecommunication market like first flat rate offers, first 4G offers, first shared data family plans. He drove Play brand to be well recognized and appreciated, making it 5th most valuable polish brand (according to Rzeczpospolita daily 2013 report). He was part of the team that lead to successful Play issuing €900M High Yield Bonds in early 2014, largest Central European issue of such instrument.

He started his professional career as a journalist working for major polish dailies. He then joined telecommunication industry and held senior managerial positions at Polkomtel and later Orange.

Bartosz graduated from Political Science at Warsaw University and he is alumni of Warsaw-Illinois MBA and Advanced Management Program at IESE in Barcelona.

Paul Duncanson
Managing Partner at Creativebrief - United Kingdom

 

A successful and experienced C Suite executive with a strong background in business and marketing strategy development and management, Paul’s career to date spans a wide range of industries, sectors and markets including experience gained with several leading global brands and companies.

Paul heads up The creativebrief consultancy, leading a unique team of industry experts in a new approach to maximising the delivery of marketing budgets effectiveness, utilising over 20 years experience in marketing and general management, gained with some of the major consumer companies and brands worldwide, from consumer goods including Coca-Cola, GSK, Andrex, Sony and William Grants.

He also holds several non executive director positions, focusing on strategy development, corporate governance and business leadership skills together with his commercial, marketing focus to complement board function and structure.

Filip Fiedorow
Marketing Director at IKEA Polska - Poland

 

Filip Fiedorow has been Marketing Director at IKEA Poland since 2016. He leverages his previous experience in Lidl Polska, where he also managed the marketing team.

A co-creator of strategy and communication that has become the industry's quality symbol and has brought new insights into brand building in the retail industry.

In previous years he worked in Kompania Piwowarska (at that time SAB Miller subsidiary in Poland) where he was responsible for largest Tyskie beer brand campaign - "5th stadium", that was awarded with the Grand Prix & Gold Effie and introduction of Grolsch brand in Poland.

Guy Geerts
Managing Director & Partner at Darwin BBDO - Belgium

 

Guy is a graduate of the KU Leuven MBA programme and went to executive programmes at INSEAD, Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Through his career he gained experience on the agency and client side; and worked on international projects (ao BBDO University, European Milk Forum).

His experience on Belgian and international clients has convinced him of the effectiveness of creativity for brands.

Guy is a veteran of 9 Belgian effies (and many more case submissions).

Ondrej Havlik
Marketing Director at Sber bank - Czech Republic

 

Senior marketing executive with proven expertise in strategy development, marketing (both offline & online), business segment and sales management.

Worked with blue-chip companies and global leaders in FMCG and financial services as Procter & Gamble, Yoplait, RSA or Raiffeisenbank.

Currently division head of Sberbank in the Czech Republic, managing marketing and retail bank segments. Recognised by many external and internal awards during his 25-year marketing experience.

Nick Hirst
Head of Planning at adam&eveDDB - United Kingdom

 

Nick is Head of Planning at adam&eveDDB in London. He joined the agency in 2014, and leads strategy on Volkswagen, McCain and the AA.

He began his career as a graduate account man at Lowe Lintas, swiftly moved into planning, and since then has worked on everything from cars to charities, with brands and companies like Unilever, GSK, Stella Artois, EE, the British Heart Foundation, BMW, the COI, and many others.

Before joining adam&eveDDB he worked at Grey London and Dare, picking up effectiveness awards at both agencies.

Pam Hügli
Managing Partner at Serviceplan Suisse AG - Switzerland

 

Pam Hügli is Managing Partner of Serviceplan Suisse. She holds a degree in marketing and business management of the University Basel.

Her professional career started as a trainee at Advico Young & Rubicam in Zurich. A couple of years years later she became Group Account Director and member of the Executive Board of Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett.

In 2012, she took over the responsibility to build up the agency spin-off Alpha 245 as Managing Director. Within three years, Alpha 245 became a wellknown and ambitious market player. Seeking for more entrepreneurial freedom, she took the opportunity and became Managing Partner at Serviceplan Suisse in the beginning of 2016.

Pam is committed to excellence and effectiveness in marketing and communication and in challenging the status quo.

Ruber Iglesias
CEO at McCann Worldgroup Germany - Germany

 

Ruber Iglesias was named CEO of McCann Worldgroup Germany end of 2013 in a move that united McCann and MRM//McCann in Germany for the first time under one single operational leadership. Since then he has reinforced the alliance between the McCann Worldgroup agencies, leveraging the core competencies of strategic brand management linked with creativity and technological innovation. Today, McCann Worldgroup Germany’s 450 employees offer a unique Go-To-Market strategy creating connected brand experiences in order to help brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives.

Iglesias first joined McCann Worldgroup Germany in 2003 where he led several McCann agencies in Frankfurt as well as large multinational and cross disciplinary client business for 7 years.

In October 2009 he became CEO of MRM//McCann Germany. In the following years the agency doubled in size and became a leading digital agency in Germany.

Ruber Iglesias’ career in the marketing communications industry spans more than two decades and started in 1992 at TBWA Frankfurt. Prior to joining McCann Worldgroup, he founded TBWA Berlin in 1996 and ran the agency as Managing Director. In 1999 he established a role model for an integrated marketing agency based on a temporary joint venture with digital agency "im stall".

Iglesias lives nearby Frankfurt and is married with two children.

Anu Igoni
Crative Director at Bob the Robot - Finland

 

Anu Igoni was born in 1968. She started her career in advertising and marketing in the beginning of the 90`s in the biggest agency of Finland at the time, Sek&Grey.

Since then, she has been working as an art director and senior creative in the major Finnish advertising agencies.

In 1992, she started up a new company Bob Helsinki, with her colleagues. Later on Bob Helsinki was merged into a digital agency Robot Helsinki, forming a new company called Bob the Robot. Anu is currently working there as a creative director and partner.

Bob the Robot is one of the leading and most awarded agencies in Finland, also holding a title of Agency of the year 2016. There are 58 people currently working at the agency. The clients include, among others, the telecom company Elisa and dairy company Valio. Bob the Robot believes in creativity as a major asset for companies to succeed and loves to work with companies with similar mind set.

Mike Kunheim
EVP, Managing Director at Jack Morton Worldwide - United Kingdom

 

Mike has been at Jack Morton for nearly 20 years. His passion for communications strategy, brave ideas and brand experience has seen him play a key leadership, strategic and client partner role across multiple high-profile global projects, brand campaigns and product launches.

Managing director of Jack Morton London and Seoul, Mike leads the growth of the agency with a core focus on building deeper client relationships, attracting and retaining awesome talent and creating a culture that fuels Jack’s ‘do something extraordinary’ purpose.

Niko Kusar
Head of Marketing Communications at Telekom Slovenije - Slovenia

 

Niko Kušar is the Head of Corporate Identity in Telekom Slovenije’s Central Marketing department, and is responsible for the Telekom Slovenije Group's brand identity management, efficient marketing resource management, and for active appearance and corporate image presentation at public events. As a part of the Central Marketing management team, Niko takes part in all key marketing projects through the entire Telekom Slovenije portfolio, from mobile to broadband services, B2C and B2B making room for C2C.

Niko joined Telekom Slovenije after the merger of Telekom Slovenije and Mobitel in 2011, taking on the management of Marketing Communications, where he was in charge of the marketing communications planning and implementation team, and of the digital marketing team. Prior to that, he served as the Head of Marketing Communications at Slovenia’s first mobile operator Mobitel, until 2007.

Telekom Slovenije has received numerous marketing communications awards, including Effie 2012 for Slovenia's most effective advertiser, a gold and two silver Effies. Under Niko’s leadership the company was twice awarded Slovenian advertiser of the year, award given by the Slovenian Advertising Agency, and received many other grand prix and gold awards at the Slovenian Advertising Festival, Sempl, Gold Quill, Digital Communications Awards, Sporto, Diggit, Outstanding and other.

Niko served as a round 1 judge at 2016 Euro Effie awards, was a jury member at Sporto 2016 and the 2015 Slovenian Advertising Festival awards, jury president at WEBSI digital awards 2014, and a round 2 board judge in the 2014 Effie awards.
Niko Kušar is member of Slovenian Advertising Chamber and the Slovenian Marketing Association, which are the developers of marketing expertise in Slovenia, and a relevant discussion partner at round tables, and a speaker at conferences and seminars.

Katie Mackay
Head of Strategy at Mother - United Kingdom

 

Katie has worked in advertising for 13 years.

Having cut her teeth on British Army Recruitment and Cadbury Crème Egg for four years at Publicis, Katie left to join Mother in 2008.

Nine years on, as Head of Strategy, Katie has been behind some of our most celebrated and effective campaigns. Currently running the IKEA, Diageo and innocent business out of our London office, Katie has also helped us feel good with Boots; fall-in love with Match.com; and enjoy a drink (responsibly) with Smirnoff and Beck’s. Under Mackay’s strategic guidance, IKEA has become one of the most awarded pieces of business in the UK, winning Campaign’s ‘Campaign of the Year’ in 2014 and ‘Advertiser of the Year’ in 2016 for “The Wonderful Everyday” as well as gold and silver Cannes Lions and a coveted APG Award, all of which contributed to her being named one of the top five Planners in the UK last year.

In her time at Mother, Katie has also focused upon planning for good. Having spearheaded Mother’s Feminism initiatives Project Bush and Make Them Pay in 2013, Katie has also worked with the UN to develop a global communications campaign to improve sanitation for 2.5 billion people.

Katie is the Deputy Chair of the APG Shortlisting Committe, also sitting on the UK Effies Awards Committee and the IPA Talent Leadership Group.

A fan of tasting menus, hosiery and (sometimes sadly) Scottish rugby, Katie has recently also discovered a love for gardening, personal training and matcha tea.

Simona Maggini
CEO at Y&R/VML ITALY - Italy

 

Marketing & communication professional with 13 years experience both in native country and abroad (Central Eastern Europe and Russia).

Simona has always been working in the client service department managing major clients in different industries (Telco, Banking, Insurance, Retail, Gaming, Food&Beverage). She has developed a very extensive knowledge on how to build global brands, through coordination systems and strategic marketing approaches to understand markets and consumers.

She is currently in a management position running the Italian operation of the Y&R Network which includes also VML, the digital unit of the Group. She joined the Y&R network in 2003 and has been working in Italy, Estearn Europe and Russia.

Passionate of mountain biking, skiing, music and about her 7 years old kid.

Stefano Morelli
Executive Creative Director at The Big Now - Italy

 

Stefano Morelli is the Executive Creative Director of The Big Now, a multi-awarded Italian independent agency with offices in Milan (headquarter), Rome and Accra, Ghana/Central West Africa.

Stefano is creativity lover with almost 20 years of experience in the advertising industry and a broad expertise in several fields such as integrated communication, digital strategy, branded content, social media, content & video strategy.

His extensive portfolio comprises major works both for private companies such as Mercedes, Yamaha, Burger King, Adidas, Samsung, Vodafone and Coca Cola and for the public sector such as the European Community and the Municipality of Milan.

Nataliya Morozova
Group CEO at Havas Group Ukraine - Ukraine

 

Nataliya is a recognized leader in marketing communications with more than 14 years of experience. Her incontestable authority is confirmed in industry associations - since February 2016 Nataliya Morozova heads the Management Board of the International Association of Marketing Initiatives (IAMI), in September, same year, she was elected to the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Advertising Coalition (UAC).

In 2004 Nataliya Morozova joined HAVAS Team Ukraine, since 2010 has been heading Havas Engage Agency and since 2016 was promoted to CEO HAVAS Group Ukraine.

Now Havas Group Ukraine unites 6 agencies: Havas Ukraine, Havas Kyiv, Havas Engage, HAVAS Digital , Havas Helia and Havas PR.
These Agencies work together to develop the best communication campaigns in order to create meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media and innovation.

Phil Nunn
European Head of Planning at Nissan United - United Kingdom

 

Phil leads on the planning across all agencies delivering for Nissan in Europe. As head of planning, he has delivered over 30 campaigns for new launches or major changes in what has been one of Nissan’s busiest ever communication programmes. In addition, working with the Nissan Strategy and Brand teams he is heavily involved in Nissan’s future communication strategies across all models and initiatives.

Phil joined from FCB in 2013, where based out of Hamburg, he was part of the global management team specifically responsible for communications planning and engagement across Beiersdorf’s entire product portfolio. Everything from Nivea deodorant to Nivea For Men product repositioning.

Prior to FCB Phil was based at TBWA UK where he was Executive Planner on all Nissan activity in the country and Executive Media Director for TBWA group. Before this Phil had his own communication planning agency Trinity Communications.

Phil originally comes from media sales and then media agencies with a strong background in direct & digital marketing. He completed his IDM diploma in direct marketing in 1992. He launched Interactive@optimedia in 1997, which was originally responsible for a number of UK government online media planning and buying campaigns in the early days of digital. He has worked in most sectors; Automotive, IT, Finance, Govt comms, Luxury goods and CPG to name but as few.

His pet subject is consumer engagement and effectiveness, here he worked extensively with UK government to evolve meta-analysis beyond common econometrical analyses. He has been a regular columnist in the trade press, judge at industry awards and in the UK a previous Campaign “A-Lister”.

Mona Opran
COO at Centrade | Cheil - Romania

 

Mona Opran is COO of Centrade | Cheil, a regional communication hub for South-East Europe, with the headquarter in Bucharest and local offices in Belgrade, Zagreb and Budapest.

Mona started her carrier in communication and business management 20 years ago, pioneering the communication field in Romania. Since then, she gathered a wide knowledge of the advertising industry, both as a client and as an agency person.

Between 2013 and 2016, as COO of Centrade Saatchi & Saatchi, Mona coordinated agency’s operations through two major changes: from Centrade Saatchi & Saatchi to Centrade (ending the affiliation to Saatchi), continuing as an independent communication agency and further, starting an affiliation with Cheil Worldwide as Centrade | Cheil, a regional hub for South-East Europe. This period was also marked by a business model change, new organizational culture and a new way of approaching communication, all this ensuring that the business is sound and growing, clients and colleagues happy.

Today, Centrade | Cheil is focusing on delivering the best interaction moment between brand and audience basing its content on data and insights.

Mona is also a board member of UAPR (Romanian Association of Advertising Agencies), PWN (Professional Women’s Network) and Casa Ioana (local NGO).

Alex Pasini
Strategy Partner at Sid Lee - France

 

A member of the Sid Lee team for more than a decade, Montreal native Alex Pasini exported Sid Lee across the Atlantic to Europe. First stop Amsterdam, then Paris.

He believes that simple yet not simplistic strategy yields great creativity and even greater results, which he’s proven over time with numerous key clients. Alex oversees our strategy group and is part of our executive leadership team in Paris.

Gurdeep Puri
Founding Partner at The Effectiveness Partnership - United Kingdom

 

Before starting up The Effectiveness Partnership, Gurdeep and his co-founder Janey Bullivant both worked at Leo Burnett, where Janey was a Planning Director and Gurdeep was Head of Effectiveness. One of his primary responsibilities was to help embed effectiveness into the culture of the agency. He has worked across Leo Burnett’s businesses including Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, Fiat, Heinz, Morgan Stanley, John West, Holiday Inn, Nintendo, Barclays and the COI.

He has personally won 5 IPA Effectiveness Awards (including double Gold in 2006), and 11 European Effectiveness Awards, including 3 Golds. The Effectiveness Partnership has helped its clients win over 25 Effectiveness Awards globally. He has worked with industry pioneers such as the late Dr. Simon Broadbent, and is a former member of the IPA Value of Advertising Group and IPA ROMI committee. He also runs workshops at the IPA, APG and the EACA on Effectiveness Strategy and Econometrics. He was part of the pioneering IPA Data Bank analytics group and was also involved in leading the IPA VAG Industry Effectiveness research project. Gurdeep is an international speaker on the topics of Communications Effectiveness and has represented the UK and European industry at conferences globally.

Gurdeep is a qualified econometrician and previous to his career in marketing he worked in research and the financial markets.

Xavier Reynaud
CEO Mindshare CH at Mindshare - Switzerland

 

Born in Lyon, France, Xavier started his media career in Germany, where he had the chance to work for several agencies in Munich and Frankfurt/Main. After 10 years in Germany, the next station was Austria where he successfully occupied different functions within the IPG group, the last one being CEO IPG Mediabrands for both Austria and Switzerland.

In August 2015, Xavier turned a new page in his career and joined Mindshare as the Swiss CEO. Media was for him always a fascinating area, especially digital, both challenging and inspiring at the same time. Xavier Lives in Zurich, loves skiing in winter and enjoys running at the lake during summer.

Achim Rietze
Strategy Lead at ZOO EMEA at Google Germany - Germany

 

Achim Rietze is Strategy Lead at the ZOO EMEA - Google’s creative think tank for brands and agencies - a team of highly experienced strategists, creatives and technologists, whose passion is to help define the future of marketing in a digital world.

The ZOO collaborates with brands and agencies to use Google’s technology and platforms in new, exciting and unexpected ways. And is present in 16 Google offices around the world.

In 2001, Achim started his career at the global agency network Y&R, before joining Jung von Matt in 2006 for four years. According to the Big One the "Most-awarded creative agency across all media and the world“ in 2007. Later he founded his own strategy unit and was member of board at LLR, a Jung von Matt spin-off, that directly won 9 Lions at Cannes in the first year and became "Newcomer Agency of the Year 2009" in Germany. In 2015 he arrived at Google.

Throughout his career Achim worked on global clients like Mercedes-Benz, Unilever, Philip Morris, Panasonic and Subway. Exploiting the full potential of today's ecosystem for brands.

The 41-year old strategist is engaged at the APG Germany for 10 years and represented the interests of the planning community as member of board in 2013. He has a trackrecord of 27 effectiveness award wins and is a member of juries like the AME at New York Festivals.

Richard Robinson
Managing Partner at The Oystercatchers - United Kingdom

 

Richard is Managing Partner of Oystercatchers, the industry-leading Management Consultancy specialising in accelerating Marketing Performance. Richard specialises in delivering modern Marketing excellence through the creation of disruptively positive change models.

Richard has worked internationally with The Coca-Cola Company, domestically with McDonald’s restaurants heading Adult and Family Marketing, and before Oystercatchers with Publicis Worldwide where he tripled the size of the agency’s P&G business in EMEA whilst leading Publicis Groupe’s African expansion in parallel. In addition Richard has worked for Carlson Marketing Group, and gained extensive brand experience with blue chip brands & corporates including Scottish Courage, Scottish & Newcastle Retail, PepsiCo, Britvic Soft Drinks, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Hotpoint and Orange.

Away from work Richard is a Brand Expert for Channel 5 News, Columnist for Marketing Week, Trustee & Vice-Chairman of The Ideas Foundation, Board Member of Creative Equals, the first male SuperMomma for SheSays and a regular mentor for the Marketing Academy, NABS 100 Club, and Magnificent Generation. Richard is a Chartered Marketer, Council Member of the Management Consultants Association, visiting lecturer at both The European School of Advertising and the ‘CS for She’ programme to find and empower the next generation of female creative directors.

When time allows Richard is a remarkably slow marathon runner (London, Edinburgh and Tresco) and has created & directed two highly-acclaimed Mount Everest expeditions with Kenton Cool to send the first tweet from the roof of the world (2011) and fulfil a century old pledge between the IOC and Great Britain to place an Olympic Gold medal on the summit (2012).

Joachim Rubin
VP Marketing & Store Concept at Delhaize Belgium & Luxembourg - Belgium

 

Joachim graduated in Economics at ULB and holds a Master’s degree in Marketing & Communications from the Solvay Business School.

After starting his career at Bongrain Benelux in 1998 as a Junior Brand Manager, and after his third cycle at Solvay, he joined Danone Belgium in 2001 where he performed various marketing functions and contributed to innovating the brand.

In 2004, he became a Marketing Manager at Danone Hungary for the entire Yogurt portfolio. This experience allowed him to discover a new culture, reorganize the brand portfolio and the overall brand strategy.

In 2008, he returned to Belgium where he took up the position of a Marketing Director at Bel Belgique where he worked with great effort on positioning and developing the brand identity. He also ensured the relaunch of the Boursin brand after the acquisition of Unilever.

Since 2011, Joachim serves as a Vice President of Marketing and Store Concept at Delhaize. In addition to being responsible for marketing and customer strategy for all formats of Delhaize Belgium, leading the positioning, activation, CRM, sponsoring, and digital activity, he is also in charge of defining the store concept and shopping experience strategy. The role enabled him to broaden his knowledge and marketing expertise.

In 2013, he was awarded the Marketeer of the Year Award by Trends Tendanse and Stima for the repositioning of the Delhaize brand.

Vincent Saccomanno
Director General at Dagobert - France

 

Vincent Saccomanno is a digital performance expert with more than 19 years in the marketing and advertising industries.

Vincent began his career in Orange Group, managing some major projects of product marketing and digital innovation. Since 2006, Vincent has worked for several digital agencies including a major performance-driven media buying agency.

As CEO of the multi-awarded digital independant agency, DAGOBERT, he’s promoting a new vision of Brand+Digital advertising for a large panel of international brands (Orange, Danone, JC Decaux, Lapeyre, Shiseido, L’Oréal…).

Vincent lives in the middle of the forest, near Paris and is passionate of trail running. He is married and mad about his two adorable children.

Nuno Salvaterra
Executive Creative Director at Publicis One, Lisbon - Portugal

 

Graduated in Graphic Design and Communication (IADE) in 2002 and started as a graphic designer in 1998, at the FazLetra Agency, where he worked with clients like Volkswagen, Mercedes and Siemens. In 2001 he joined MrNet-Design&Technology (currently FULL IT) as Creative Supervisor working with clients like FNAC, TAP (Portugal’s national airline), RTP and SIC (), and it was in 2005 that he went off on his own and opened his own agency.

He founded Pkage Design as Creative Director, working on accounts like PUMA, FOX, Chupa-Chups and MTV. Five years after, he received an invitation from Leo Burnett (Portugal) to be their Creative Director of Design and currently works on accounts such as Unilever, Philip Morris, Samsung, Fiat, Bank Atlantico, to mention a few.

In 2014 he took on the title of Head of Art and Creative Director of Design at Leo Burnett (Portugal). Currently he is Executive Creative Director at Publicis One Group (Leo Burnett, Arcww, Publicis).

Lars Samuelsen
Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Digital at Grey Nordics - Denmark

 

Established the first communications planning department in the Nordics at MEC. In the following four years he grow the department to 10 people effectively becoming the largest communications planning entity in the Nordics.

In 2009 he was asked to join UncleGrey as Managing Director. In this role he helped the agency win several Cannes Lions, Eurobest gold and other prestigious awards. In 2010 UncleGrey was selected Creative Agency of the Year in Denmark.

In 2011 the agency was merged with Grey Copenhagen and he took on the role as Chief Strategic Officer as well as Head of Digital. In that role he has been part of teams that have won international recognition by winning both gold and silver Cannes Lions as well as D&AD Yellow Pencil and European Effie gold and silver. Furthermore the agency was named Digital Agency of the Year in Denmark in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

In 2012 he was asked to join the Grey EMEA team as Digital Strategic Director working across the region to establish a more digitally oriented network and helping to emphasize a creative and innovative use of technology as part of every aspect of our business.

In 2013 he completed his MBA thesis at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership with a focus on establishing more innovative and dynamic ways to work with creativity.

In 2014 the agency won both an IPA gold and an IPA special price for best multi-market campaign, making the work the single piece of work that was most highly evaluated by the IPA. Furthermore the year has two silver Cannes Lions and three Bronze all in digital and mobile categories. In the same year he took on the role as Grey EMEA Strategy Lead.

Alice Schaffer
Group Planning Director at J Walter Thompson - United Kingdom

 

With over twenty years planning experience, Alice has worked across a wide variety of sectors including FMCG, OTC, retail, alcohol, financial services, travel and government.

Currently heading up the planning for Johnson & Johnson at J Walter Thompson London, Alice began her career at the other home of planning, BMP DDB, where she spent five years learning the strategy ropes on brands as diverse as Lego, Strepsils and the Central Office of Information.

Alice joined J Walter Thompson in 2014 from Havas where she had been responsible for planning on a broad range of clients from The Co-op to Reckitt Benckiser, Kraft and Alberto VO5. Prior to Havas, Alice was the strategic lead for Hellmann’s, Ambrosia and the Teacher Training Agency at DLKW.

Alice has a first class degree in Mathematical Economics and a passion for the visual arts.

Nuria Serrano
Head of Planning at VCCP - Spain

 

Nuria is currently Head of Planning at VCCP Madrid and Chair of the Account Planning Association (APG) Spanish Board. She is a hard-core planner who has worked in the past for global agencies such as Publicis, JWT and BBDO. Her experience ranges across a wide span of brands and industries throughout Europe for brands such as Suzuki, Liberty Insurance, Cadbury's, Freixenet and Pfizer. She also worked for several years as a Hispanic Market planner in sunny Los Angeles.

As Chair of the APG Spain she aims to increase the value of planning at a time when it is absolutely relevant to provide creative and effective strategies. It is a new and changing world out there and these are exciting times to be a planner and offer new, different points of view.

Nuria studied Psychology and has a PhD in Communications. She is currently involved in academic research in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience applied to advertising, being a regular lecturer at the University of Barcelona Blanquerna-Ramon Llull and University Pompeu Fabra, having presented her work at congresses like ESOMAR.

In the past 5 years, she has judged at the main creative and effectiveness awards in Spain (Premios a la Eficacia, Festival El Sol, Club de Creativos, IAB).

Naomi Troni
Global Chief Growth Officer at MullenLowe Group - United Kingdom

 

Naomi joined MullenLowe Group in 2014 as Global Chief Growth Officer responsible for global marketing, communications and business development.

In 2016, she led the global rebranding of the MullenLowe Group network following the merger of Mullen with Lowe and Partners. The merger rebranding was awarded a Cannes Lion in 2016 and led to the network being named to the AdAge 2017 Agency Standout Awards List.

She joined the MullenLowe Group from Havas where she spent time in key roles across Europe, the USA and Asia. She served as CEO, Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia, based in Singapore and overseeing operations in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Prior to her time in Asia, Naomi served as Global CMO of Havas Worldwide, based in New York, where she also led the global rebranding of the Euro RSCG Worldwide network and its agencies as Havas Worldwide.

Naomi has worked across a range of categories and blue chip clients including Coca-Cola, Nestle, LG Electronics, News International, Credit Suisse, Dulux, Uniqlo and H&M. Naomi is a frequent blogger on The Huffington Post, cnbc.com, forbes.com and other sites, and has served as a judge for numerous advertising awards, including Cannes, Spikes Asia, Cristal Festival and the EFFIES. In 2011, she won the Best Executive award at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and in 2013 was named in Campaign Asia’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Faces To Watch’.

Naomi started her career at McCann Erickson, graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Biology, and now lives in London with her two miniature dachshunds.

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