New York Festivals 2020 AME Awards Announces Powerhouse Asia Pacific Jury

New York Festivals® 2020 AME Awards® for the World’s Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness™ has announced the 2020 AME Asia Pacific Grand Jury.

New York, NY | October 31, 2019

AME’s Asia Pacific Jury Includes 29 Prominent Executives from 12 Countries

New York, NY – October 30, 2019: New York Festivals® 2020 AME Awards®  for the World’s Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness™ has announced the 2020 AME Asia Pacific Grand Jury.

AME’s powerhouse jury of prominent international advertising and brand executives emanate from 5 regions around the globe and feature 100+ jurors to date representing 36 countries on 6 continents.

The 2020 Grand Jury represents some of the world’s most creative and strategic minds in advertising, marketing communications and brand building. Their high standard of excellence ensures that AME’s 26-year legacy is upheld and respected globally both by winners and industry reports measuring creative distinction.

The 2020 Asia Pacific Grand Jury is comprised of respected leaders who are at the helm of cutting-edge organizations from Australia to Vietnam. Each of them has extensive industry experience and has been recognized for exceptional achievement within their field.  

“Asia Pacific is such a vibrant creative region and with 26+% of winning entries coming from APAC in 2019’s AME competition, it is crucial to provide entrants with an esteemed jury of exceptional caliber with both regional and global perspective,” said Gayle Mandel, Executive Director of the New York Festivals AME Awards.

2020 AME Asia Pacific Grand Jury


Dom Hickey, Head of Planning - DDB Sydney
Emily Taylor, Chief Strategy Officer - Leo Burnett Sydney
Jamie Scott, Managing Director - Showpony Advertising


Leon Chen, Senior Vice President - iQIYI China
Connie Lo, President - McCann Health Greater China

Henry Shen, Chief Strategy Officer - McCann Health Greater China
Baggio Song, Chief Strategy Officer - Inspire Communications
Heidi Zhang, Chief Strategy Officer - Publicis Communication Group


Keerthi Raju, Business Director - Brave New World
KV “Pops” Sridhar, Founder & Chief Creative Officer - Hyper Collective

John Thangaraj, National Planning Director - FCB Ulka


Shunsuke Kakinami, Executive Creative Director - McCann Health
Toshiya Kondo, Director Planning & Strategy Division - Dentsu

Atsushi "Nacky" Nakahashi, Creative Director - CyberAgent, Inc

New Zealand

Bhavika Rambhai, Head of Social Media Strategy - VMLY&R


Bea Atienza, Chief Digital Strategy Officer - Dentsu Aegis


Judd Labarthe, Regional Planning Director - McCann Worldgroup
Vishnu Mohan, Chairman and CEO, Havas Group India & South East Asia/CEO Havas Media APAC - Havas Group South East Asia & India

Robin Nayak, Chief Strategy Officer - Singapore & SE Asia - TBWA Singapore
Pratik Thakar, Director / Head of Integrated Marketing Communications, ASEAN Business Unit - Coca Cola

South Korea

Julie Kang, CEO & Managing Partner – Serviceplan Korea

Sri Lanka

Balendran Kandeban, CEO Director - Sparks Sri Lanka
Sugibun Sathiamoorthy, Co-Founder & Managing Director - Magic Mango


Mark Chang, Chief Creative Officer - X-Line (Dentsu)
Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer - Dentsu

Jennifer Hu, Chief Creative Officer - Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan


Paul Grubb, Regional ECD ASEAN - GTB
Ruchi Sharma, Chief Creative & Culture Officer - Brands For Humans Asia


Tina Do, Head of Integrated Marketing & Digital - Nestle Vietnam

“AME’s Asia Pacific Grand Jury of recognized thought-leaders reflects the diverse range of talent prevalent in today’s advertising and marketing space,” add Mandel. “I’m thrilled these prominent executives are sharing both their time and industry expertise.”

AME’s award-winning Grand Jury is recruited from 5 global regions region (Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, North America and Latin America). These industry experts thoughtfully review all entries with global knowledge and perspective from the industry with attention to cultural and economic relevance through three rounds of judging.

The results of the 2020 Grand Jury sessions will be included in the annual AME Report, an industry report that honors and provides rankings for agencies and brands. To view the 2019 AME Report visit: AME Report.

The deadline to enter the 2020 AME Awards competition is December 15, 2019. Competition details and additional information can be found on the AME website: HERE. To enter please visit HERE.

About the AME Awards® for Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™: Founded in 1994, the AME Awards honors international work that demonstrates ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems. To earn a coveted AME® Award, an entry must exhibit specific marketing goals and objectives accomplished through creative execution and strategic planning. Entries are judged by an international panel of top interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, media planners, strategy directors, social media experts, and creative directors.

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