Jury

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.

Edna Ayme-Yahil

Edna Ayme-Yahil

Head of Marketing and Communications
Panalpina
Dr. Edna Ayme-Yahil is Corporate Head of Marketing and Communications at Panalpina. Prior to joining Panalpina, Ayme-Yahil ran DigiComms, a communications consultancy. She has also held various senior in-house communications roles, including at Philip Morris International, Nissan and EIT Digital. She currently serves as Managing Vice President of the European Association of Communications Directors.
Andrey Barannikov

Andrey Barannikov

Chief Executive Officer
SPN Communications
Andrey Barannikov is the CEO of Communication Agency SPN Communications with offices in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Almaty, Kiev and Krasnodar. It engages in the field of marketing communication, advertising, PR, event, content marketing. The agency was founded in 1990 and since 2016 it`s TOP-3 leading communication agencies in Russia. SPN Communications is implementing various creative projects for large international and national enterprises such as Shell, Sanofi, Procter&Gambel, Gazprom, LG Electronics, General Electric, IKEA and etc.
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.
Bobbie Bergin

Bobbie Bergin

Head of Corporate Communications
Allied Irish Banks
Bobbie Bergin joined AIB in March, 2016 as Head of Corporate Communications. He has over 30 years in banking and previously held senior positions in both Ulster Bank/RBS and First Active plc. His experience has spanned a number of diverse roles including General Manager HR and Company Secretary in First Active and a variety of senior Communications and Corporate Affairs roles in Ulster Bank/RBS and AIB.
Pascal Beucler

Pascal Beucler

International Consultant
Semiotician
Pascal Beucler joined a subsidiary of Publicis Consultants in 1987, and was promoted to a partner in 1994. He became Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of the MSL Group in 2010, under whose umbrella Publicis now falls. He is an Associate Professor at CELSA (Paris IV Sorbonne) and a Visiting Professor at HEC (French Business College). He has conducted research and published articles on various topics, and in particular on the relationship between text and images.
Rúben Bicho

Rúben Bicho

Deputy Director of Communications
EDP
Ruben is a communicator with a track record in business journalism, consultancy and in corporate communications. He held correspondent positions at Reuters news agency in Lisbon and in several TV and print outlets in Portugal. Following his journalism career he joined BCG as a business consultant, developing projects for the public sector and banking, oil and insurance industries. Currently Deputy Head of Communications at EDP, handling Internal Communications and Media teams.
Rainer Bock

Rainer Bock

Head Of Cyber Content Production
Kaspersky Lab
Rainer is a passionate communicator with more than 11 years experience in agencies and in-house with a strong focus on cybersecurity, honored to have been included in the Holmes Report's Innovator EMEA 25 list 2016. He believes: If we want people to listen to what companies have to say today, the stories we tell them have to differentiate a brand from others, be consistent and surprising. So he had a NFC chip implanted into my left hand on a stage at IFA in Berlin to visually support our PR efforts around research into implanted technology and stood in a Pop Up store for two days, trying to convince people to hand over private data in exchange for art. He believes PR has to dare more - we lost control over communications anyway, so more than ever we now have to be creative, unique and different.
Robin Boon

Robin Boon

Head of Corporate Communication
Van Lanschot Kempen
Robin Boon is the Group Director of Corporate Relations at TNT N.V., which is a global player in express and mail with 161,500 employees across 200 countries worldwide. TNT’s corporate head office is in Hoofddorp, in the Netherlands. He has been responsible for TNT’s corporate relations since April 2008, and his responsibilities include internal communications, press relations, brand management, and sponsoring and events on behalf of TNT. Furthermore, his department is responsible for the partnership between TNT and the World Food Programme. Before joining TNT, Mr Boon spent four years at ABN AMRO, where he was in charge of the group communications within the company. Prior to that, he held a variety of different communication positions within the financial services industry, at organisations such as ABN AMRO and Fortis. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration.
Iain Bundred

Iain Bundred

Managing Director
Ogilvy EMEA
Iain Bundred leads the PR&Influence capability across the region for Ogilvy. Previously at 10 Downing Street, Iain led the Government’s media and communications planning as Chief Spokesperson to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and has since spent a decade at the WPP agency, leading strategic media projects. As Managing Director of the region, Iain provides strategic counsel to global brand campaigns, leading the client work on the company’s largest PR accounts in London, Brussels and beyond. Current high profile clients include the Gates Foundation, Huawei and the UNFPA.
George Coleman

George Coleman

Co-Founder & CEO
Current Global
George loves telling stories. Big, tall or short. He’s been doing it for more than 20 years for some of the world’s most iconic brands. He started his career as an electronics engineer, but craved a more creative canvas, and made the leap into marketing communications. Following a stint at the BBC, he joined his first agency and the rest, as they say, is LinkedIn profile history.
He founded IPG agency Creation in 2011 and served as global president, before teaming up with Current to form Current Global in 2018. George is joint CEO of Current Global.
Outside of work he’s often found in his vegetable patch or brewing beer. He’s also a film fanatic, collects original cinema posters and has a cat called Butch Cassidy and a dog called Sundance. George also serves as a trustee for the UK charity Gingerbread.
Leslie Crawford

Leslie Crawford

Director for International Communications
Acciona
Leslie Crawford is the Director for International Communications at ACCIONA S.A., a Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy group with annual revenues of €6bn+ and more than 30,000 employees in 30 countries. She leads an international communications team based in Madrid, Chicago, Mexico City and Brisbane. She has worked for ACCIONA since 2008. Her role spans external communications and public affairs. Before joining ACCIONA, Leslie was a journalist and foreign correspondent in a career spanning 24 years at Reuters News Agency and the Financial Times. She lives with her partner and two sons in Madrid.
Salvador da Cunha

Salvador da Cunha

CEO
Lift Consulting / Lift World
Salvador da Cunha worked as an economic journalist and editor, and founded many Portuguese economic newspapers. With a vast experience in Corporate Communications, M&A / Financial Communications and Crisis Management, Salvador is the major Shareholder and CEO of Lift World, the biggest and the most awarded “integrated communication group” in Portugal. Salvador is also the Owner and Chairman of Balto Capital, a private equity vehicle to invest in Creative Business.
Rose de la Pascua

Rose de la Pascua

Chair of Spain & Executive Vice President, Europe
WEBER SHANDWICK Madrid
Rose is responsible for the growth, management and strategic direction of the Spanish operation as well as working on cross border business. She acts as senior counsel to a number of clients including ING Bank, The European University (UEM), Port Aventura, Nespresso and The Hong Kong Trade Development Council. As Rose moves seamlessly between cultures due to her upbringing, she holds a dual role within the company, acting as EVP for Europe where she represents the company through regional business partnerships, external relations and supporting the management and growth of the Continental Europe business, practices and international clients.

Rose grew up in the UK, moved to Spain and opened the first then Shandwick office in Madrid and as Managing Director headed up the operation, supervised client service and led new business efforts.

Rose has a BA (Hons) Degree and an MA in Sociolinguistics and Communications from the University of Liverpool. She has undertaken vocational courses in marketing and Business Administration in Madrid as part of her continued professional development. She sits on advisory boards for the Instituto de Empresa Business School and the European University of Madrid (Laureate).

Rose is actively involved in a number of strategic projects with the awards industries. She has been a Cannes juror, a Sabre juror has been on the European Excellence Awards jury for 10 years. She acted as Jury President for the El Sol Latin American Festival of Creativity in the PR Category and this year is a juror for the Latin American Sabre Awards.

Rose is a mother tongue English speaker and also speaks Spanish, Catalan, French and Portuguese.
Andi Donovan

Andi Donovan

Managing Director
MSL
Andi leads MSL’s Consumer practice with 18 years’ agency experience across multiple sectors, with particular knowledge of consumer technology brands leading high profile campaigns for the likes of Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and Huawei.

She also has broader integrated brand campaign experience across travel, gaming, automotive and utility sectors for clients such as EDF Energy, Adobe, Activision, Stubhub, The Trainline and Emirates.

She is a specialist in consumer consultancy with experience of B2B, tech, CSR, corporate and crisis and issues across both UK and EMEA and global accounts.

Andi previously led the consumer practice at Red Consultancy where she ran the Samsung account for five years in which time they won a Gold Cannes Lions and delivered the brands most successful Olympic activation to date at London 2012.
Kristina Ebenius

Kristina Ebenius

Founder & Senior Advisor
Remedy Communication
Kristina Ebenius founded Remedy Communication, a Stockholm-based healthcare communication agency in 2016. Prior to Remedy, Kristina was Director and Nordic Healthcare Practice Leader at MSLGROUP. She joined MSLGROUP in Stockholm through the company’s acquisition of Schwartz Communications in 2011. At Schwartz, Kristina was Executive Vice President and Managing Director Europe. Before she established Schwartz’s European headquarters in Stockholm in 2006, she worked out of the the company’s Boston office for several years. Kristina has also worked at Edelman in Los Angeles and ANPR (Fleishman-Hillard network) in Stockholm. She has won numerous awards for PR and PA campaigns in the US and Europe.
Andreas Fischer-Appelt

Andreas Fischer-Appelt

CEO & Co-Founder
fischerAppelt
Andreas Fischer-Appelt (born 1964) is the co-founder of fischerAppelt AG, one of the largest owner-managed agencies in Germany. Starting out as an agency for Public Relations in 1986, fischerAppelt has now grown to a group of eight specialized units that work across disciplines to develop and implement excellent PR and marketing communications. This passion is shared by over 400 employees in the core-disciplines Public Relations, Film, and Digital Marketing at nine locations worldwide.Andreas studied business administration at the University of Hamburg and economics and politics at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, U.S. He is a specialist for brand management, corporate communications and dedicated to consultancy for big business as well as for start-ups. He has been awarded with several PR prizes such as the Cannes Lions, the European Excellence Awards and the London International Awards.
Kerstin Floetner

Kerstin Floetner

Director PR & Communications EMEA
Goodyear
Kerstin Floetner is Director Communications and Public Relations for Goodyear in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She works as Communications Management Professional since more than 20 years in international b2b and b2c communications management for leading companies and brands like Tempo, Bitburger and Hewlett-Packard. Her credentials include integrated marketing communication and branding, corporate communication, public relations with key stakeholders, crisis communication and M&A communication.
Pierre Goad

Pierre Goad

Group Managing Director and Group Head of Employee Insight and Communications
HSBC
Pierre Goad was appointed a Group Managing Director of HSBC plc in August 2015. Prior to his current role, he served as Group Head of Human Resources and as Group Head of Communications. He was appointed a Group General Manager in 2014. He rejoined HSBC in 2011 from Zurich Insurance Group, where he was Global Head of Corporate Communications.Mr Goad has extensive international experience. He first joined HSBC in 2001 and held a number of strategy and communication roles in London and Hong Kong. Before joining the bank he was a correspondent and editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., The Wall Street Journal in Canada, and The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a Canadian and British citizen and Hong Kong permanent resident.Mr Goad is also a Board Director of HSBC Bank Canada. He is on the Board of the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) and is founding President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD). He also sits on the London Board of Maggie’s, a UK-based cancer care charity.
Dr. Lutz Golsch

Dr. Lutz Golsch

Senior Managing Director & Country Head Germany
FTI Consulting
Lutz Golsch is a Senior Managing Director at global business consultancy FTI Consulting and Head of their Strategic Communications business in Germany. He is also a member of the EMEA Leadership Team of FTI. He is working with major corporates and their C-Suite executives on protecting and enhancing their reputation across a wide range of stakeholder audiences. In addition, he has an extensive track record advising on special situations such as crisis situations and mergers and acquisitions. A recent focus of his work has been on strategic communications around group-wide transformation programs.
James Kelliher

James Kelliher

CEO
Whiteoaks International
James became chief executive officer of Whiteoaks in 2013, following a management buyout of the business. With overall responsibility for the management of Whiteoaks International, he is the majority shareholder in the business and provides high level strategic and consultative guidance to major clients and their senior internal stakeholders.
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 ‘360 Framework’ 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.
Hans Koeleman

Hans Koeleman

Chief Corporate Communication & Corporate Social Responsibility
KPN Royal Dutch Telecom
Hans Koeleman has been appointed as Chief Corporate Communication & Corporate Social Responsibility as of 1 June 2007. In this function he oversees all KPN’s corporate communications as well as the corporate social responsibility strategy and activities. Mr. Koeleman is a senior executive with extensive experience in areas as sustainability, media relations, internal communications, sponsoring and advertising. Prior to joining KPN in June 2007, he served as Vice President Corporate Communications at Ahold and Head of Corporate Communications at Albert Heijn. In his earlier career, he held management positions in corporate communications at Delta Lloyd and Transport Logistiek Nederland. Mr. Koeleman holds a Master of Science degree in Dutch Language and literature, a Master in Business Communications and PR and a Master in Business Administration. He is President of the European Association of Communication Directors.
Maik Matischak

Maik Matischak

Associate VP Communications, EMEA
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Maik Matischak is Associate Vice President Communications, EME and began to work for the NBA in 2014 as NBA EME Senior Director, Communications. Since 2017 he also oversees and sets the strategy from an overall business approach for the German market. Based in the NBA's EME headquarters in London, he manages the communication strategy and leads the execution of all public relations activities for the league in the region.
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.
Cecile Missildine

Cecile Missildine

EVP and Executive Consultant
Archetype
With 20 years of communications experience, Cecile is an expert in strategic communications and has in-depth expertise in implementing high-impact PR campaigns for global brands.She is passionate about people, connections, interaction and counsels her clients on how to best engage with their targeted audiences. She believes the human element is fundamental in all communications campaigns: audience behavior should be at the center of all storylines and communication strategies.Cecile’s PR experience has focused on fields relating to technology and innovation and has included years of consulting in both France and the United States.She has worked both in-house and on the agency side for companies such as IBM, Skype, PayPal, SanDisk, AMD and Philips.
Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Senior Partner
Michael Murphy & Ltd
Michael has had a long career in public relations holding a number of senior positions. He now runs his own consulting practice and has an international portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles supporting communications, marketing consultancies and clients. He is a fellow of The Institute of Public Relations, a member of The Superbrands Council and a Governor of London Metropolitan University.
David Phillips

David Phillips

Head of Editorial Team
Communication Director
Ellen Pinchuk

Ellen Pinchuk

Deputy CEO
Mikhailov & Partners
Ellen Pinchuk manages the development and implementation of programs for the positioning of Russian companies and their senior management abroad.Ellen came to Russia in 1991 from California to make television programs for international stations. In 1999, she began working as a producer, and then as a reporter and bureau-chief, for CTV Canada in Moscow. Ellen covered many important stories in Russia and the CIS countries. She reported on the Chechen conflict, the problems of North Ossetia, space tourism, energy, and sports. She has also worked as a special correspondent for CTV in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel. Among her achievements are interviews with Viktor Yushchenko and Yasser Arafat.From 2007–2009, Ellen was a correspondent for Bloomberg News TV in Moscow. During that time, she arranged interviews with several senior Russian businessmen and politicians, including Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. Ellen’s work has been lauded by the journalistic community, twice being the recipient of the New York Press Club Journalism Award.Ellen began her career in strategic communications in 2010 when she joined the Mikhailov & Partners team.Ellen holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Literature and a Master’s degree with honors in History from Harvard University.
Florence Ranson

Florence Ranson

Founder
REDComms
Florence Ranson is a Communications expert, moderator and teacher, with 30 years’ experience in EU communications. She was Director of Communications for FoodDrinkEurope from April 2014 to April 2018. Before that, she was Head of Communications at the European Banking Federation for 12 years, after 4 years as Secretary General of the European Advertising Tripartite. She started her career as project manager for Team Europe, a European Commission communication project, in 1990. Florence is also a founding member and now Treasurer of the EACD (European Association of Communication Directors) and Chair of the jury of the European Excellence Awards (Communications). She sits on the steering group of the Europcom conference and speaks regularly at events across Europe. A French national, Florence is based in Brussels.
Catalina Rousseau

Catalina Rousseau

President and CEO
BDR Associates Communication Group
Thomas Schultz-Jagow

Thomas Schultz-Jagow

Senior Director, Campaigns and Communications
Amnesty International London
Thomas Schultz-Jagow is the Senior Director of Campaigns and Communications at Amnesty International. He leads on the organization's brand strategy, global campaigns, communications and media strategies as well as language services. He is a key spokesperson on Amnesty International's campaigns and on organizational issues.Thomas previously held Director-level campaigns and communications roles at Oxfam GB, WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and Greenpeace International. He holds degrees in Political Science and History.
Jan Šimunek

Jan Šimunek

CEO for Continental Europe
Grayling
As Grayling’s CEO for Continental Europe, Jan Simunek has responsibility for more than 20 offices in 18 countries. He has worked for Grayling for more than 20 years. He grew up in the Central & Eastern European business, where he specialised in Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, eventually assuming overall responsibility for Grayling’s network across the region in 2010. In 2014, his role expanded to include the DACH region and, in 2015, the rest of Continental Europe was added to his regional responsibilities. The primary focus of his consultancy work remains Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. Jan is a member of Grayling’s International Board. He is a graduate of UCLA.
Chris Talago

Chris Talago

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd.
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd.
Award winning leader with 21 years’ experience across technology, engineering, manufacturing, aerospace and automotive sectors as well as corporate brand building. Proven track record of change management, team transformation and integrated communications. Extensive experience working with global companies and campaigns having lived in US, South Africa and UK as well as pan-EMEA, US and global work for IBM, Microsoft, MediaTek, HP, AMD, Honeywell Aerospace & Turbo, BMC and AVG. Skilled strategist, executive counsellor and people leader with a practical approach to delivery. Strong business management skills and commercial mindset having successfully run EMEA regional business of six offices (London, Paris, Munich, Brussels, Geneva and Johannesburg) as well as three roles as GM in New York, Boston and Johannesburg. Excellent change management experience and proven track record of delivering turn-around successes from under-performing or poorly directed businesses and teams. Pragmatist able to drive strategic direction, deliver results and build strong teams across multiple markets.
Bogdan Tomoiaga

Bogdan Tomoiaga

Chief Executive Officer
GraffitiPR
Bogdan joined GraffitiPR in 2005, a leading PR driven communication consultancy based in Bucharest and the exclusive affiliate of Ketchum in Romania. He started as a PR Executive and ever since believed that brands can have a real impact in people lives. He still thinks and dreams that working in communication is the best job in the world, because here, you can have a crazy idea, and if it is good enough, it will become reality. In 2014 he took on the role of co-CEO of the company. Since then GraffitiPR evolved from a traditional PR agency, into a communication marketing agency with a proprietary approach to integrates campaigns, sustainability and digital content.

Our team of communication consultants, strategist and creative bring to the product of the agency what our clients have long valued us for: care for the product, in- depth expertise, content development with great insights, valuable impact on their business and awards winning ideas.
Martina Tydecks

Martina Tydecks

Executive Director, International and Member of Global Leadership Team
APCO Worldwide
Martina Tydecks, executive director, international and chairwoman of APCO’s offices in Germany, is a member and coordinator of APCO’s Global Leadership Team and supports APCO's business in Europe as well as internationally in the firm’s emerging markets. Having first joined APCO in 2000, Ms. Tydecks founded APCO’s operations in Germany, where she grew the business to become one of the most profitable markets at APCO. She served as managing director until the end of 2013. With more than 30 years of consulting experience, she specializes in issue management, strategic alliances, coalition building, corporate positioning, crisis management and media relations. She has managed many high-profile public affairs and media campaigns.
Arnau Vidal

Arnau Vidal

Creative Director, Spain
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Arnau is head of creative strategy at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Spain. His role is to oversee the agency’s creative output as well as to enhance its creative offer and culture. He delivers a unique breadth and depth of expertise, having worked for a wide range of global brands – including Mattel, P&G, Telefónica, Desigual, Intel or Danone – across brand & product, corporate, internal comms and public affairs. Prior to his current position he led the agency’s digital practice, being responsible for strengthening its digital & content capabilities across all sectors and practices.

He believes in the power of business to stand out as a force for good in an increasingly challenging world. He brings together strategy and creativity to help brands find and live their purpose – sparking meaningful conversations that drive engagement and inspire action.

Arnau holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in Branded Content and Transmedia Storytelling from INESDI Digital Business School.
Núria Vilanova Giralt

Núria Vilanova Giralt

President
Atrevia
Núria Vilanova is the founder and chairwoman of ATREVIA, the largest Global Communications and Strategic Positioning Company in Spain, with a team of more than 350 people and offices in 16 European and American countries. She is also the president of the Alliance for Ibero-American Business Council (CEAPI). Vilanova is committed to the development of knowledge, entrepreneurship platforms and social responsibility. Núria Vilanova has actively promoted important research platforms, being the founder of the Good Governance and Shareholders Forum, founded in collaboration with IESE Business School-IRCO, and the Internal Communication and Corporate Identity Observatory, in collaboration with the IE Business School. Regarding values and Social Responsibility field, she is a member of the board of FIES Foundation (Spanish Institutional Foundation), Pelayo Foundation, Ship2B Foundation, aiming to develop social economy, and FOAL Foundation (ONCE Foundation for Latin America). Widely published, she speaks at numerous forums on issues of business management, communication, leadership and family business. Vilanova has received several awards, most recently the Individual Outstanding Achievement Award at the EMEA Sabre Awards ceremony in 2017, the Master de Oro from the Forum de Alta Dirección in 2014 and the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge Award in 2009. She is among the TOP 100 Women in Spain, first 20 Entrepreneurial Women Leaders and 10 Most Influential CEO in Social Media in Spain.
Marc-Oliver Voigt

Marc-Oliver Voigt

Founding Chairman of the Awards, Head of Communication & Strategy Management
LANXESS
Marc-Oliver Voigt has worked as a Writer for the Financial Times Deutschland, and became Editor-in-Chief of Communication Director in 2006. He is Head of Communication & Strategy Management at specialty chemicals group LANXESS and is a founding Jury member of the Excellence Awards.
Inge Wallage

Inge Wallage

Owner/Founder
The Butterfly Effect
Inge Wallage is a change maker and senior communications leader who pursued a career in the private sector before making the leap from the oil industry to environmental campaigning. That move sustained her continuous drive to contribute to a better world; a green and peaceful one. She believes in the pivotal role of the communications function. In her 25 years of working life Inge has worked across all areas of communications and has witnessed its ongoing evolution. She held various in-house and agency roles, like the International Water Association, Greenpeace International, Statoil, Philips Electronics, Motorola and Burson-Marsteller. Inge works with the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) in a consulting capacity as part-time Managing Director to contribute to the association’s next phase. She has lived in London, Norway and Bangkok.
She believes that projects and programmes will truly come to life when working with people, inside and outside a company or organisation. She is trained in the method and philosophy of Deep Democracy, which aims to get everyone involved (‘listen to the minority’) and to find ways to turn resistance into a force for good.
Inge advocates to work according to ‘The 3As engagement strategy’, a concept which she conceived which stands for authenticity, accountability and audacity; three elements critical to any organisational or business strategy. She is currently writing her first novel.
The Butterfly Effect – strategies for transformation: www.butterflyeffect.io
Edward Walsh

Edward Walsh

SVP and Head of Global Integrated Communications
Royal Philips
In September 2014, Edward Walsh joined Royal Philips as SVP global integrated communications, a newly created position covering external communications, including financial communications, industry analyst relations, as well as employee and executive communications. Prior to that, Mr, Walsh was managing director of APCO Worldwide’s Europe region. As well as day-to-day management of the Europe business, he lead some of APCO’s largest multi-office client accounts and was actively involved in business development and operational management in the region. Mr. Walsh specializes in corporate communication and has extensive experience in integrated campaigns spanning internal and external audiences in the consumer goods, energy, information technology and health care sectors. Formally a Public Affairs consultant in Brussels, Mr Walsh, who holds dual British and French nationalities, also has over 10 years’ experience with IBM corporate communications.
Andres Wittermann

Andres Wittermann

Chief Client Officer (CCO)
LEWIS Communications
Andres is a senior member f the global management team at LEWIS. He heads up all client relationships in EMEA (European Continent, UK and Middle East), and handles partnerships with other agencies in Africa and Latin America. He joined LEWIS in 1997, and subsequently founded the German subsidiary, LEWIS Communications GmbH, in Munich. Andres headed this office until January 2003 when he started increasing his international remit at LEWIS. Before joining the agency, Andres was a journalist writing for titles like DIE WELT, F.A.Z. and STERN before working as an account manager at EDITOR Consulting & Communication (today part of A&B One), a Munich-based high-tech PR agency for consumer and corporate accounts. His work includes leading campaigns for companies like DER Touristik, Five Guys, Logitech, NEC, Omron, salesforce.com, Siemens, and Texas Instruments.
Caroline Wunnerlich

Caroline Wunnerlich

Chair, Advisory Board
FleishmanHillard Brussels
Caroline Wunnerlich is Executive Vice-President & Senior Partner, Regional Director for FleishmanHillard EMEA and Managing Director of FleishmanHillard Brussels. She serves on the EMEA Operations Committee of FleishmanHillard and is Co-Chair of the Global Public Affairs practice group.Since joining in 1992 Caroline has been instrumental in the rapid growth of FleishmanHillard’s Brussels office, advising clients across a range of sectors on representing their interests at EU level.In addition to her responsibilities at FleishmanHillard, she is also a former lecturer in public affairs at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels; former Council Member for Belgium of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA); and a Member of the American European Community Association (AECA). From 2010-2015 she served as Vice Chair on the Management Committee of EPACA (European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association).