New York Festivals’ AME Awards announces its 2024 Grand Jury
Posted on 2024 Jan,31

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New York Festivals AME Awards now in its 30th year of honoring advertising and marketing effectiveness, has announced its 2024 Grand Jury of world-class strategists recruited to judge entries submitted into this year’s AME Awards. 

AME’s Grand Jury members are visionary strategic leaders representing 30 countries worldwide, embracing the powerful partnership between creativity and effectiveness. 

The 2024 Grand Jury boasts a diverse lineup of award-winning executives hailing from Argentina to the UAE, Brazil to Singapore, Ecuador to Sweden. It comprises Chief Strategy Officers, CEOs, Creative Chairmen, CCOs, Heads of Planning, Strategy Directors, Media people, and more hence representing a wealth of expertise from across the globe.

This curated panel of creative strategists will be responsible for judging this year’s AME entries. They are sure to bring a wealth of industry experience to the jury panel, having consistently delivered creative and effective solutions throughout their careers. As award-winners themselves, their ability to recognize exceptional creative work that not only solves problems but also inspires action and delivers tangible results sets an unparalleled standard for the competition.

The diverse AME Grand Jury, drawn from five regions across the globe, will meticulously evaluate all entries online, playing a pivotal role in determining the 2024 AME Shortlist. 

Grand Jury Members from Middle East & Africa include:

  • Dina Alsharif, Strategy Manager, Accenture Song UAE
  • Rohit Arora, Director Strategy & Growth, Viola Communications UAE
  • Ghada Azzi, Managing Editor, Arab Ad Magazine Lebanon
  • Steve Babaeko, CEO and CCO, X3M Ideas Nigeria
  • Bhaskar Bateja, Head of Strategy, Memac Ogilvy UAE
  • Megan Nethercote, Strategy Director, Fine Group South Africa
  • Damayanti Purkayastha, Head of Strategy, MullenLowe MENA
  • Anja Petrovski,  Marketing & PR Director, Audi Volkswagen Middle East\Dubai UAE
  • Mariam Samy, Senior Manager – Strategy & Insights, Saatchi & Saatchi UAE
  • Fabio Silveira, General Manager, Havas Creative Dubai UAE


“We're thrilled that these strategic innovators are generously contributing their talent and time to judge the 2024 AME Awards," said Gayle Seminara Mandel, VP Executive Director, AME Awards."Their global knowledge and industry perspective will guarantee the recognition and celebration of creative work that not only solves problems, inspires action, but also delivers outstanding results.”

The results of the 2024 AME Awards Jury sessions will be parsed in the AME Report, an annual ranking report that honors outstanding agencies and brands from 30 countries. 

The final deadline to enter the 2024 AME Awards competition is April 3, 2024.