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CREATIVE JURY PRESIDENT
Jon WILLIAMS
Chief Creative Officer
Grey Europe, UK
Jon began his career in traditional advertising and then spent ten years going digitally native before taking the post of Chief Creative Officer at Grey – a career path that makes him unique in the UK.

Jon’s role is as diverse as it is varied. His principal focus, however, is to develop the network in terms of creativity, technology and talent.

He has worked above, below and through the line at Publicis, Wunderman and BMB, on brands as diverse as Honda, Rolls Royce, Ford, Toshiba, Carling, Adidas, Hewlett Packard, X-Box, Microsoft, Land Rover, Renault and The British Heart Foundation and his work has travelled globally, personally winning over 150 International awards both for creativity and effectiveness. He has sat on or chaired juries many times at D&AD, Cannes, and pretty much every local award show in EMEA.

When he’s actually in the UK, he mentors at The School of Communication Arts, and Techstars, one of the largest incubators in the world, helping tech start-ups pivot and grow.

Creatively, he developed the first genuinely interactive TV ad ever broadcast, the first MPU in Europe, the first use of near-field mobile enabled posters, and the world’s first pan-European, crowd-sourced, co-created long-form film. And, of course, the iPint, the world’s first native branded application for the iPhone, the most popular FMCG app of all time, has been downloaded more than six million times.

CREATIVE JURY MEMBERS
Udeme UFOT
Group Managing Director
SO&U, Nigeria
An M&C Saatchi Partner Agency
Thiago FONSECA
Chief Creative Director
Agência GOLO, Mozambique
Marc TABACK
CEO
Initiative Media, South Africa

Martine COFFI-STUDER
CEO
Océan Ogilvy, Ivory Coast
Reda LAHMOUID
Creative Director
Groupe Saga Communication, Morocco
Yash DEB
Managing Director
Isobar, Kenya

Gorka FERNANDEZ IRISO
Creative Director
Contrapunto BBDO, Spain
Karima BOUKDEIR
D. Managing Director North Africa
WB Media, Tunisia & Algeria

Every year, the African Cristal Festival gathers the leaders of the main networks, agencies, advertising associations as well as former Jury Presidents in the Leadership Council.

The members choose a campaign embodying great creative and strategic trends of the communication industry among the “Gold Cristals” awarded by the Creative Jury (in all the competitions) and select the festival’s most prestigious trophy – the Leadership Grand Cristal.

This encounter is an occasion for professionals to exchange ideas through dedicated networking moments. Eminent personalities share their views on the future of the industry.

PRESIDENT OF THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Brett MORRIS
Group CEO
FCB Africa, South Africa
After 8 years in the business Brett was appointed Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg. Under his leadership the agency won more awards than ever before in its 80-year history, including South Africa’s first ever Cannes Grand Prix.

He has been recognised numerous time at major award shows including Cannes, One Show, D&AD and Clios; and also has 3 AdReview Campaigns of the year and the Sunday Times Marketing Excellence Grand Prix to his credit.

After briefing leaving the fold in 2007, he rejoined FCB as Chief Creative Officer in 2009. He was elected chairperson of South Africa’s industry body, the Creative Circle, in 2010 and was ranked as one of the top 5 creative directors in the country by his peers. In 2014 he was appointed group Chief Executive.

FCB South Africa was creatively ranked in the top 3 agency groups in 2014 and won the Sunday Times Branding Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Brett is also a publisher of fiction and screenwriter but his best work to date are his three children. (Pictures available on request.)

MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Roy HADDAD
Director Middle East North Africa
WPP
& Chairman
JWT MEA
Dani RICHA
Chairman & CEO
Middle East & Africa
BBDO Worldwide
Reg LASCARIS
Chairman
TBWAAfricaMiddle East

Fabrice SAWEGNON
CEO
Voodoo Group, Ivory Coast
Monty DHARIWAL
President
Advertising Practitioners Association (APA), Kenya
Martine COFFI-STUDER
CEO
Océan Ogilvy, Ivory Coast

Chakir FASSI FIHRI
Chairman & CEO
SAGA Communication, Morocco
Hamid KADIRI
Chairman & CEO
Klem, Morocco
Noureddine AYOUCH
President
Shem’s Publicité, Morocco

Majid EL GHAZOUANI
President
UACC, Morocco
Yassir MARRAKCHI
Managing Director
Régie3, Morocco
Sandrine ROLAND
Owner & CEO – FCB Intuition
Vice President – AACC-CI
& CEO
Groupe AOS, Ivory Coast

Vino SOOKLOLL
President – ACA Mauritius
CEO & Executive Creative Director
FCBCREAD, Mauritius
Isabelle AIMONETTI
Founder & CEO
AG Partners Africa – Publicis One

The Advertisers Grand Jury, considered as a “Parliament of Brands”, gathers advertising professionals from the African continent (marketing and communication experts, brand directors…).

The members are debriefed by the President of the Creative Jury and reward the “Advertiser Grand Cristal” to an outstanding campaign out of the “Gold Cristals” awarded by the Creative Jury (in all the competitions).

This encounter is an occasion for professionals to exchange ideas through dedicated networking moments. Eminent personalities share their views on the future of the industry.

Agencies can recommend their clients to be part of the Advertisers Grand Jury (delegate pass is offered, excluding accommodation & transportation).

For more information, please contact Julien Morales
julien@cristal-events.com / T. +33 1 49 12 07 24

ADVERTISERS GRAND JURY MEMBERS
Enitan DENLOYE
Vice President,
Brands & Advertising
Airtel Nigeria
Ahmed LASHEEN
Director of Strategy
& Corporate Excellence
Etisalat Egypt
Sakina EL FARES
Communication Senior Manager
Orange (Méditel)

Asmaà EL JAY HAJBAOUI
Marketing & Communication Director
Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès
Rhazi WADII
Communication Director
Société Générale
Mounir JAZOULI
President
GAM (Association of Advertisers)
Communication & Media Director
BMCE Bank of Africa

Karima BENABDERRAZIK
Communication Director
BMCI – Groupe BNP Paribas
Souheil BADAA
Chief Marketing Officer
Novatis Group
Soumia CHRAIBI
Communication & PR Manager
Palmeraie Développement

Youssef BARRADI
Head of Marketing
& Strategic Development
Member of the Executive Committee
Lesieur Cristal
Sanaa BOUSBAI
Head of Digital
L’Oréal
Nadia RAHIM-GUÉRIN
Communication & Brand Director
Wana Corporate ‘inwi’

Reda TALEB
Managing Director
Officium
Ibrahim AL MAYAHI AL NUAIMI
Director Commercial
Communications – Premium
du, UAE
Hervé-Patrick KOUASSI
Deputy Managing Director
Communication, Sponsoring & Event
MOOV, Ivory Coast

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