Dubai Lynx Announces 2022 Jury Presidents

Thirteen experts will lead the Dubai Lynx juries to award outstanding creativity in branded communications from across MENA


Dubai Lynx, MENA’s premier Festival and Awards for creative excellence in branded communications, has announced the thirteen industry experts who will lead the 2022 juries.


The Jury Presidents will judge work entered across 20 different categories, including the newly launched Social & Influencer Lynx and refreshed Creative Effectiveness Lynx and PR Lynx.


About the Jury Presidents, Philip Thomas, Chairman, Dubai Lynx, said, “This is an exceptional group of global talent from across a spectrum of disciplines. We are delighted that, together with their juries, they will be responsible for setting the creative bar in the region as they view, discuss and award work from across MENA. It’s a privilege to be working with them and we’re already excited to see the outcome of their judging.


Ian Fairservice, Vice Chairman of Dubai Lynx, added: “Dubai Lynx, MENA’s premier festival of creativity, is making an eagerly awaited comeback. In 2022, a newly designed two-day learning and development experience will replace the full festival, with a smaller programme of community-focused networking and talks taking place in a number of venues across Dubai.”


The 2022 Dubai Lynx Jury Presidents have been announced as follows:


Dubai Lynx 2022


Brand Experience & Activation Jury President
Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, Global

Creative Effectiveness and Creative Strategy Jury President
Nadja Bellan-White, Global Chief Marketing Officer, VICE Media Group, Global

Design and Industry Craft Jury President
Marta Swannie, Senior Creative Director, Superunion, United Kingdom

Direct and Outdoor Jury President
Chaka Sobhani, Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, Global

Digital and Mobile Jury President
Wesley Ter Haar, Co-Founder, Media.Monks, Global

Entertainment Jury President
Asawin Phanichwatana, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, GREYnJ UNITED, Thailand

Film Jury President
Alex Grieve, Chief Creative Officer, AMV BBDO, United Kingdom

Film Craft Jury President
Khalil Bachooali, Founder & Managing Director, Offroad Films, India

Healthcare Jury President
Veronica Trujillo, Managing Director, TBWA\WorldHealth Mexico

Media Jury President
Anna Chitty, CEO, Starcom China

PR Jury President
Kat Thomas, Founder & Global Executive Creative Director, One Green Bean, Global

Print & Publishing and Radio & Audio Jury President
Tseliso Rangaka, Chief Creative Officer, FCB/HC Johannesburg, South Africa

Social & Influencer
Catalin Dobre, Chief Creative Officer McCann Worldgroup Romania & Creative Director McCann CEE, McCann, Romania


The winners of the 2022 awards will be revealed and celebrated at the Dubai Lynx Awards Show. Taking place at Dubai Opera House on 16 March 2022, the black-tie awards dinner is a night of celebration and networking for the whole industry.


Entries into Dubai Lynx are being accepted until 2 February 2022. For further information please visit the Dubai Lynx website


Tickets for the two-day learning and development experience will be available from 26 January 2022.


Source: Dubai Lynx


Get Ready for LYNX Live

From 5-7 October 2020, LYNX Live comes to LIONS Live, bringing together talent from across the world to talk about what’s next for creativity in MENA.


Now, more than ever, the importance of creativity is fundamental. LYNX Live will provide a platform for the industry to collaborate, learn and be inspired by MENA focused content.


Enjoy a daily programme of original series, creative conversations, debates and interviews in a beautifully produced magazine show format. It is open and freely accessible to the whole advertising communications industry, with content for the young Lynx community, as well as agency and brand leaders.


What’s On:

In-depth talks and discussions presenting fresh thinking on topical issues which will both inspire and challenge MENA’s creative industry.

MENA’s greatest storytellers and creative stars share lessons from, and secrets behind, a long-lasting career in creativity. Success stories with their own uniquely creative spin.

Diverse thinkers share thoughtful and provocative future scenarios – based on science, data, insight and their own ideas on what will matter most in the years to come.

How to manage remote leadership in lockdown? Will the world of marketing in the MENA region change forever? What keeps the brand leaders in the region awake at night? These are some of the talking points the ‘Marketers from MENA’ series explores.

Extraordinary brands, agencies and people talk about creativity. Surprising and original, these films showcase some of the region’s finest minds and the sharpest thinking in the industry.

The LYNX Live Debate
Industry leaders come together to figure out what’s next. We tackle a hot topic affecting MENA’s creative community, with perspective from important people across the business of creativity.


The Talent:

 Few of the confirmed speakers for the Lynx Live


The schedule is being confirmed and will be released soon, in the meantime here are just a few of the confirmed speakers:

Ali Rez, Regional Executive Creative Director, Middle East and Pakistan Impact BBDO

Vidya Manmohan, Ex-ECD, GREY Dubai

Kalpesh Patankar, CCO, VMLY&R, MENA

Asad Rehman, Unilever

Zainab Salbi, Humanitarian, Author, and Media Personality

Christine Harb, VP Marketing CEMEA, VISA


How to Register:

Register on the LIONS Live platform where LYNX Live will be streamed. You can use your existing Dubai Lynx account details to log in to LIONS Live. Otherwise, you will need to create a new account.

Click here to register


Visit Dubai Lynx for more information:



Sources: Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx