Cannes Lions announces its 2022 Jury Presidents
OMD Worldwide
21 January 2022

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the names of the Jury Presidents who will lead juries to award this year’s Lions and set the global benchmark for excellence in creativity.

OMD Worldwide Chief Strategy Officer, Chrissie Hanson has been named as Creative Strategy Lions Jury President.

At an Omnicom level, we also have:

Kimberlee Wells, CEO, TBWA\Melbourne & Adelaide, Australia
Sustainable Development Goals Lions Jury President

Paul Hirsch, Chief Creative Officer, Doremus, Global
Creative B2B Lions Jury President

David Lubars, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Worldwide
Film Lions Jury President

Eugene Cheong, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Asia, Singapore
Outdoor Lions Jury President

Simon Cook, CEO, LIONS, said, “We’re delighted to announce and work with such an exceptional lineup of global talent. Our presidents are essential in maintaining the integrity of the Lions, and having won hundreds between them, this is a role that I have no doubt they will perform exceptionally well. This announcement marks the start of the countdown to Cannes Lions, where the global community will come together once again to be inspired by a body of work that will point to a new direction for our industry.”

About the judging Philip Thomas, Chairman, LIONS, said, “The return of the physical Festival to Cannes in June allows us once again to bring the juries together in person to define the benchmark of creativity. We thank them for their efforts in choosing the work that will inspire organisations globally to strive for creativity that drives positive change and sustainable growth.”

Cannes Lions opens for entries today. Susie Walker, VP Awards & Insight, LIONS, said, “We always work to ensure the Lions are relevant, this year we’ve evolved the Creative Commerce Lions, refreshed the Media Lions and launched the Creative B2B Lions – one that we’ve been discussing since 2013 – to celebrate game-changing creativity for products and services that are purchased by professionals on behalf of businesses.” Walker added that in 2022 work will be accepted “across Lions that represent the breadth and diversity of creative and effective work across the branded communications industry”.

Cannes Lions takes place between 20-24 June and will provide an annual forum for the global industry to address the most pressing issues that they and the world are facing today. The Festival will be accessible to everyone and delegate registration is now open. If anyone is unable to travel for any reason, LIONS Members get exclusive digital access to Cannes Lions – plus a series of other benefits, throughout the year.

Further information on this year’s Jury Presidents, as well as the Festival, the Lion awards and LIONS Membership can be found at

Stay tuned for more from OMD covering all the things Cannes in June.

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