Jury Presidents

Fabian Frese
Chief Creative Officer, Kolle Rebbe 
Film / Radio & Audio Categories

Fabian joined Kolle Rebbe in 2014 as Partner and MD Creation, responsible for Netflix and the global Lufthansa account.

He made a bold move in 2013 when he left Jung von Matt as Executive Creative Director to take a digital sabbatical, touring as an intern through a variety of digital companies which, he says, made him ‘much poorer but a lot smarter’. He also founded start-ups during that time and this has remained close to his heart because his current agency, Kolle Rebbe, is big on supporting start-ups.

His talent has won him an impressive number of national and international awards in his personal capacity. In addition, while at Jung von Matt, the agency was recognised as Germany's ‘Agency of the Year’ and as ‘Independent Agency of the Year’.

Ian Mackenzie
Executive Creative Director, FCB/SIX
Integrated Campaign, Print, Out of Home & Print and Out of Home Crafts

Across 15 years in the business, first as writer then creative director, Ian has worked at the forefront of digital and creative innovation. During that time, his work has earned more than 100 international awards for creativity and effectiveness, including One Show, D&AD, Clios, Webby Awards and a total of 17 Cannes Lions.

In 2014, he was ranked #1 Copywriter in Canada in Strategy Magazine’s Creative Report Card. Ian was also co-creator and writer of the influential “Our Food. Your Questions.” radical transparency platform for McDonald’s, which started in Canada then rolled out globally.

While at Tribal DDB, Ian was selected to receive direct and formal creative director training from industry legends Keith Reinhard, Amir Kassaei, Bob Scarpelli, Matt Eastwood and Lisa Bennett. As creative leader of the data-driven creative agency FCB/SIX, Ian recently led a project for PFLAG Canada (“Destination Pride”) that went on to become the most awarded Canadian campaign at the 2018 Cannes Lions – and the second most awarded campaign in Canadian history.

Major clients have included Honda, AB/InBev, Cadbury, Taco Bell and BMW.


Nicolas Courant
Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Digital Category

First Europe then EMEA and now Asia: Nicolas is sharing his creative talent across the world. He started in his native France as a copywriter working on major accounts including Air France, La Société Générale, Pfizer and Seat. It wasn’t long before he was ranked amongst the best French copywriters by CB News. Then Ogilvy beckoned.

Nicolas joined Memac Ogilvy as Creative Director to set up the agency in Tunis, founding OgilvyOne in 2009, OgilvyAction in 2010 and OgilvyPR in 2011, and driving Memac Ogilvy Tunis to the top three most awarded MEA agencies and the top 10 EMEA agencies in 2012. He was appointed to head the newly created Memac Ogilvy MENA Regional Creative Council in 2012.

In his current position, Nicolas has been involved in award-winning creative work for Unilever, Allianz, Coca-Cola and Philips. He adds this recognition to a host of awards from every major international contest in categories that range from film and digital to mobile and direct. His work has also featured on TED’s Ads Worth Spreading.

Sebastian Padilla
Co-founder, Anagrama
Design Category

With a prominent architect for a father it was almost inevitable that Sebastian would choose to work in the creative arts, but the discipline wasn’t obvious. He thought about it very carefully before choosing graphic design because it would enable him to work across the creative disciplines.

After graduating he worked in advertising for a year until he met Mike Herrera, his founding partner and now Creative Director at Anagrama. Gustavo Muñoz became the third member of the team. From their beginnings in a cramped bedroom, they have grown into a studio that employs more than 30 designers, architects, programmers and software engineers, they have offices in Monterrey and Mexico City, and they’ve worked in more than 40 countries throughout the five continents. 

Their work ranges from graphic and interior design to interactive design. And while Rihanna may be their most celebrated client, they also work for major brands such as Armani, Nike, and Vitra.