Nigeria’s Bunmi Oke Joins Global Brand Leaders As Gerety Awards Jury

Nigeria’s Bunmi Oke, Chief Executive Officer/Lead Consultant of Ladybird Ltd will join other global brand leaders from Philips, Heineken and PepsiCo on next year’s Gerety awards jury.

She was the 17th (and 2nd Female) President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) and presently a Board/Council member of the association. She is also a Council member of WIMBIZ.

Oke before founding Ladybird was the pioneer Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director of one of the leading integrated marketing communications agencies in Nigeria – 141 Worldwide (now NITRO 121) (an international agency which is a member of the WPP group, the largest communications group in the world).

“We could not be prouder of the jury of personalities from around the world that will be choosing the 2023 winners” explained Co-Founder Lucía Ongay. “Next year we celebrate the 5th year of the Gerety Awards and just like in previous editions, our jury includes some of the advertising and marketing industries most respected and awarded leaders.”

The 2023 Grand jury includes:

  • Antoinette Beatson, VP ECD, BETC, Havas, FRANCE
  • Brogan Simpson, Global Communication Manager, Heineken, NETHERLANDS
  • Cristina Reina, EVP, Global Executive Creative Director, McCann New York, USA
  • Diana Ceausu Caverly, Global Chief Strategy Officer, MRM, USA
  • Gabrielle Fenton, Head of LATAM, VaynerMedia, MEXICO
  • Jo Wallace, Global Executive Creative Director, Media.Monks, UK
  • Joan Colletta, Senior Director, Global Brand Marketing, McDonalds, USA
  • Kinga Grzelewska, Managing Director & Creative Director, MullenLowe, POLAND
  • Maya Karanouh, CEO/Co-Founder, Tagbrands, LEBANON
  • Nicky Bullard, Group Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Group UK
  • Ghada Wali, Creative and Co-Founder, Wali Studio, EGYPT
  • Marcela Morales, Sr Brand & Digital Manager, Whirlpool, MEXICO
  • María Luján Donaire, Executive Creative Director, HOY, ARGENTINA
  • Masako Okamura, Creative Director; Dentsu Inc, JAPAN
  • Nancy Delhalle, Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Serviceplan BELGIUM
  • Sann Sava, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Montreal, CANADA
  • Sorada Sonprasit, CEO
  • Publicis Groupe THAILAND
  • Stephanie Nadi Olson, Founder and CEO, We Are Rosie, USA
  • Syeda Ayesha Ikram, Executive Creative Director, PAKISTAN
  • Vanessa Vankemmel Sebban, Head of Creative Works France Google, FRANCE
  • Nathalie Lam, Global Head of Sponsorship, Lead for Inclusion & Diversity Marketing Transformation, Philips Global, NETHERLANDS
  • Rana Hamarneh, Group Executive Director & Partner, AdPro, JORDAN
  • Tomoko Arikazawa, Managing Director, MSL Japan Publicis Groupe, JAPAN
  • Uma Rudd Chia, Executive Creative Director and Co-founder, KVUR, SINGAPORE
  • Zubeida Goolam, Founder and Creative Managing Partner, Valiant Agency, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Jennifersy Hu, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy, TAIWAN
  • Josefina Casellas, Executive Creative Director, RGA, ARGENTINA
  • Lone Tvedergaard Bach, Strategy Director and Partner, &Co, DENMARK
  • Natalie Wills, Brand VP,, NETHERLANDS
  • Patricia Moura, Head of Content, GUT, BRAZIL
  • Begoña Aristy, VP & General Manager, Pepsico, MEXICO
  • Bunmi Oke, CEO/Lead Consultant, Ladybird Ltd, NIGERIA
  • Cassandra Zawadowski, Co-Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson, CANADA
  • Dana Koll, Owner and Founder, DIBOOR, ISRAEL
  • Jeannine Shao Collins, President, SeeHer, Association of National Advertisers, USA
  • Rina Marie Simon, Partner, GroupM INDONESIA
  • Stephanie Yung, Executive Creative Director, Zulu Alpha Kilo, CANADA
  • Carole Giroud, CEO, Serviceplan FRANCE
  • Hà Nguyễn Thị Hải, CEO, VMLY&R, VIETNAM
  • Helen Pak, Senior Vice President of Creative – Marketing, Design & Content, Disney, USA
  • Helga Sasdi, Co-Leader of Le Pont and Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Groupe HUNGARY
  • Mar Frutos, CCO, El Taier DDB, GUATEMALA
  • Merve Puhaloğlu Eraslanoğlu, Chief Everything Officer, TVekstra, TURKEY
  • Natalie Lam, CCO Asia, Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Publicis Groupe, HONG KONG
    • Rosalina Tornel, VP & General Manager Gamesa-Quaker-Sonric’s Mexico and Biscuits Latam, Pepsico, MEXICO

    Once again Gerety will be holding in-person jury sessions in 10 different cities; the locations and judges for the executive jury will be announced in the new year. Entries are judged on the originality of the creative ideas and the quality of their executions and all types of advertising campaigns can be entered.

    As well as defining the shortlist, the executive jury sessions each select the agency and production company of the year from their country. This is chosen from the entrants of the Portfolio Cut.

    The 2023 Gerety Awards will open for entries and announce the full jury in January, in the meantime entrants are invited to learn more about the Grand jury and download the 2023 entry kit at

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