Dubai Lynx has announced the nine global leaders that will guide the juries across 18 categories at this year’s festival, which celebrates excellence in creative communications across the MENA region.

This year, underlining the festival’s commitment to promoting gender equality, over half of the line-up are women. The jury presidents are set to meet with their jury members at Dubai Lynx from 10-12 March 2019, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony at the Madinat Jumeirah the following day..  

“Dubai Lynx is a reflection of the creative industry here in the Middle East and each year the winning work demonstrates fantastic creativity that impacts brands and customers," says Philip Thomas, chairman of Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx. "Our jury presidents lead the juries in identifying the best creative work from the region and their role is hugely important in recognising the future direction of creativity. We’re delighted to welcome this immensely talented mix of leaders to Dubai Lynx 2019.”

The full list of Dubai Lynx 2019 jury presidents is as follows:


Film, Print & Publishing, Radio & Audio, Direct and Integrated 

Adrian Botan, president, Creative Council, Europe and global executive creative director, McCann Worldgroup, global  

Brand Experience & Activation, Digital, Mobile and Outdoor 

Bruno Bertelli, global chief creative officer, Publicis Worldwide, global 


Creative Effectiveness 

Amanda Fève, partner, chief strategy officer, Anomaly Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Design and Print & Outdoor Craft 

Paul Cardwell, creative partner, Superunion, UK


Alexandra Ouzilleau, global head of entertainment partnerships, Havas Group, global

Film Craft

Karen Bryson, executive producer, FINCH, Australia

Glass and PR 

Candace Kuss, director of social media, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, UK


R. John Fidelino, global executive creative director, InterbrandHealth, global 


Veriça Djurdjevic, chief executive officer, PHD, UK

For information on how to enter this year’s awards click here