The Jury of the 2019 Edition
CEO @ Publicis One, Ghana
Shehzad has spent the majority of his 20 years in the advertising industry at Publicis, one of the largest communications group in the world. He also held senior positions with top global agencies McCann, Ogilvy and JWT. After a successful career in Pakistan, Shehzad moved to the African continent in 2007 and has since been instrumental in the development of companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Barclays across more than 30 African countries.
Creative Strategist & Founding Partner @ Future collective, South Africa
Vincent is an award-winning creative and entrepreneur experienced in building and sustaining brands and businesses. He co-founded Tonic International and the agency network is represented in the Middle East, Asia and Africa with clients like Audi, Sony, Jumeirah and DP World. Today, Vincent heads Future Collective in Cape Town and is responsible for delivering strategic creative ideas for clients across South Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
CEO & Executive Creative Director @ FCB CREAD, Mauritius
Vino leads the FCB CREAD agency since more than 35 years with strategic branding, design and marketing communications. With a knack for producing memorable campaigns with a distinct DNA that celebrates Mauritianness, Vino’s work has been recognised at local and international levels making him one of the most acclaimed creative minds in Mauritius.
Founder of Blast Burson Cohn & Wolfe
An entrepreneur at heart, Aisha founded Blast Communications in 2004. The agency is now one of the leading PR firms in the Indian Ocean region and partners with international PR giants such as Burson Marsteller and FleishmanHillard. She also launched The Jupiter Drawing Room agency in Mauritius and extended Blast’s PR expertise to Reunion Island.
In 2014, Aisha won the coveted Tecoma Entrepreneur of the Year award, along with the outstanding Women Leadership Award at the Africa and India Partnership Summit.
Organiser of Brand Magic Summit
Ravin Lama has spent over 25 years in Advertising, Marketing and Communications and ran the biggest and most successful Ad Agency in Nepal. He is the founding Partner of Mind Initiatives, a Training Institute in Mauritius involved in Corporate Trainings and responsible for organising the Brand Magic Summit, the biggest event in Branding since the last three years.
Head of strategy and market research @ Kantar TNS (IO)
As Country Manager of KANTAR TNS, Indian Ocean for Réunion Island since 2002, Virginie Villeneuve Anaudin follows major projects with famous brands such as Heineken, Orange, Phillip Morris, Engen among others. She is now Head of Strategy and Market Intelligence of Kantar TNS Indian Ocean. She works on the evolution of the Mauritian consumer, identifying trends in consumer behaviour. She is also the author of Connected Life and Essence XYZ.