Our esteemed communications specialists, from the perspective of both in-house and agency communication departments, have been carefully selected as Jury members for the European Excellence Awards to ensure a fair and balanced evaluation of all applications. During an online voting session and a two-day Jury meeting, the Jury decides which entries are shortlisted, and who the recipients of the European Excellence Awards are. The Jury evaluates the innovation, implementation, strategy and impact of the projects submitted, to award the best in European communications and PR.
Andrey is the member of the Executive Committee of International Communications Consultancy Organization, Honorary Chairman of Russian subdivision of ICCO and vice-chairman of Russian Public Relations Association. He has been awarded many prestigious awards including IABC Gold Quill Awards, SABRE Awards, Global SABRE Awards, Cannes Corporate TV& Media Awards, IPRA GoldenWorld Awards. In 2017 he entered the top-100 most professional managers and top-5 best General Managers in Russia. He is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of International Forum Baltic Weekend, Deputy Chairman of the organizing committee of PROBA ICCO Global PR Awards.
Andrey graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University holding a degree in Oriental studies – History of India.
Salvador da Cunha
Rose de la Pascua
Dr. Lutz Golsch
James has been providing communications consultancy to a wide range of clients across the IT, telecoms, B2B and professional services sectors for more than 20 years. His client experience includes AMD, Autodesk, Autonomy, British Telecom, Dell, Ericsson Mobile Communications, Honeywell, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Siemens, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Vodafone and Xerox. He has spearheaded the consultancy’s unique ‘Totally Transparent’ and ‘360PR’ market propositions, leading to outstanding client retention and prospect conversion rates. This has helped Whiteoaks become one of the UK’s leading B2B and technology PR consultancies and also one of the fastest growing.
James represents Whiteoaks in the WIN PR Group, an international network and partnership of like-minded, owner-managed communications agencies based across the globe, which together provide services in over 70 countries.
James is a member of the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA), Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Institute of Directors (IoD). He is also a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London, Trustee Board Member of the Charity IT Association (CITA) and has frequently featured in PR Week’s Power Book (the definitive guide to the brightest and most influential PR professionals in Britain) and the Who’s Who of Britain’s Young Entrepreneurs.
Heather is a two-time expat currently residing in Paris, where she is Vice President of Communications for Groupe Renault. She also sits on the cross-functional team within Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s Alliance Ventures corporate venture capital fund. Heather has bachelor of arts degrees in International Relations and French from the University of Southern California.
Matischak comes to the NBA from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., an American multinational semiconductor company, where he led EMEA-wide PR activities for the consumer segment. Previously, he held the role of Senior International PR Manager for EA SPORTS in Geneva, Switzerland. Matischak also served as PR Director of NFL Europe franchise the Berlin Thunder, and subsequently as Director of Communications with NFL Europa in Frankfurt, Germany. He lives in London with his wife Nicole and their sons Ben and Flynn.
Dr. Peggy Simcic Brønn
Núria Vilanova Giralt
She now helds the position of International Marketing and Communication Director for Bonpoint.