We are proud to present the marketing leaders and industry experts who will act as this year's jury at the WFA Global Marketer of the Year award, to be chaired by WFA President and Mastercard Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Raja Rajamannar. The jury will review all nominations and agree on a shortlist of six marketing leaders, to be announced in November. You can nominate your Global Marketer of 2023 until October 11.
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The jurors for 2023 include:
- Raja Rajamannar (Chair), WFA President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Mastercard;
- Eloísa Moscardó, Head of Corporate Marketing, Santander Group;
- Mikimasa Hamamatsu, General Manager, Global Marketing, Nissan Motor Corporation;
- Stephan Loerke, CEO, WFA;
- Leyal Eskin, VP - Head of Personal Care Business Arabia, Unilever and Chair of the Advertising Business Group (ABG);
- Josh Faulks, CEO, Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA);
- Jerry Daykin, VP, Head of Global Media, Beam Suntory and WFA Global Diversity Ambassador;
- Josephine Tan, VP, APAC Digital Hub, Diageo;
- Ademorayo Apara, Snr MSE Brand Strategy Budget Planning & Special Projects, First Bank of Nigeria;
- Solitaire Townsend, Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder, Futerra;
- Jasper Donat, CEO, Branded;
- Lena Petersen, Chief Brand Officer, MediaLink;
- Lord Matt Scheckner, Chairman, Advertising Week;
- Lucinda Peniston-Baines, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Observatory International;
- David Porter, Strategic Adviser;
- Tom Ollerton, Founder, Automated Creative.
WFA and media partner The Drum are seeking nominations for global and regional marketers who have shown exemplary leadership driving their businesses and the marketing industry forward.
Those nominated for Global Marketer of the Year 2023 should have played an outstanding role as leader in two or more of the following areas:
- Driving initiatives that contribute towards sustainable business growth;
- Optimising global marketing organisation, including through working effectively with partners;
- Delivering stand-out innovation and creativity;
- Playing an industry leadership role, for example furthering the Diversity & Inclusion agenda.
Nominees should also have worked at their current company for at least two years.
“The last few years have challenged marketers to be agile and resilient, creative and compassionate, all without losing sight of the future ahead. We need to celebrate those that have been critical drivers of growth in an ever-changing business landscape, while elevating the role of marketing as a force for good – within our companies and our communities,” said Raja Rajamannar, WFA President and Chair of the expert jury.