A total of 26 presidents have been appointed to guide specialist juries within the nine 'Awards Tracks' at this year's revamped and streamlined festival, which runs from 18-22 June.

In addition to creative leaders drawn from across the spectrum of creative services, this year’s presidential line-up includes Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer at Burger King [pictured top left] and Mark D’Arcy, VP and CCO at Facebook [pictured bottom right]. For the first time in the Festival's history, Apple will participate in the juries with Tor Myhren, VP, marketing communications [pictured bottom left] appointed as Innovation president. 

“This year’s jury presidents represent a mix of world-renowned creative leaders as well as some incredibly well-respected names from the brand and technology worlds," said Jose Papa, managing director of Cannes Lions. "It’s a real honour to welcome each of this year’s presidents to the Festival community.”

The festival opened for entries on 18 January with a final deadline of 20 April.

Jury Presidents within the following tracks are confirmed:



The insight, strategy and planning enabling brands to effectively engage consumers, at scale, and be heard amid the ongoing battle for attention. 

Creative Data Lions: Marc Maleh, global director, Havas 

Direct Lions: Susan Credle, global CCO, FCB

Media Lions: Tim Castree, global CEO, Wavemaker

PR Lions: Stuart Smith, global CEO, Ogilvy PR

Social & Influencer Lions: Mark D’Arcy, VP/CCO, Facebook


Focusing on the artistry, skill, talent and flair required to deliver beautifully executed ideas with the power to cut through and bring the creative idea to life.


Digital Craft Lions: Jean Lin, global CEO, Isobar

Film Craft Lions: Diane McArter, founder & president, Furlined

Industry Craft Lions: Yang Yeo, co-CCO, Hakuhodo, Inc. 


Focusing on the powerful brand currency of intelligent customer journeys and immersive experiences – captivating new audiences at every touch point.

Brand Experience & Activation Lions: Rob Reilly, global creative chairman, McCann Worldgroup

Creative eCommerce Lions: Nick Law, vice chairman, global CCO, R/GA [from March: global CCO, Publicis Groupe and president, Publicis Communications] 


Showcasing the conception and application of product development, business transformation and the new data-driven, tech-enabled creativity re-shaping the conversation between brand and consumer.


Innovation Lions: Tor Myhren, VP Marketing Communications, Apple
Product Design Lions: Asif Khan, Architect, Asif Khan Ltd


Click here for the president line-up for Communications, Good, Entertainment, Health and Impact.