Abbys 2022: Five more industry doyens join the jury chair

Abbys 2022: Five more industry doyens join the jury chair

Carlton D’Silva, Paresh Chaudhry, Praveen Someshwar, Rajat Ojha & Rekha Nigam complete the panel.

Abbys 2022

Mumbai: The Abbys award governing council has assembled a power packed jury chair, rounding it out with five more industry veterans. They include Carlton D’Silva, Paresh Chaudhry, Praveen Someshwar, Rajat Ojha and Rekha Nigam, who have joined the jury chair this year.

House of Awe and Musemakers Marketing Services co-founder Carlton D’Silva

After a long stint at Hungama, Carlton now oversees the development of Film Marketing in House of Awe and Brand Marketing in Musemakers. Awards won include Cannes Lions, The Abbys, Kyoorius, Olive Crown Awards, New York Ad Festival.

Value 360 group executive director Paresh Chaudhry

Paresh heads Value 360, India's fastest growing and the most awarded PR agency. He was formerly group president and chief brand custodian at RIL. Paresh has judged at the Cannes Lions and Abbys, ET Brand Equity and Sabre Asia. Paresh is the founder president of the Indian Forum of Corporate Communicators (IFCC) 

HT Media Group MD & CEO Praveen Someshwar

Someshwar is busy transforming HT into a new-age media group, with digital initiatives and innovation being the driving forces. Under his leadership, HT Media Group is well on course to become a digital first organisation, creating multiple agile business units focusing on new niche domains. Praveen was earlier with Pepsico heading their North and South East Asia businesses.

Gamitronics CEO Rajat Ojha

A passionate techie, Ojha has worked at Hungama and currently heads Gamitronics. Awards won include Indie Innovation Award, Casual Connect, Hamburg, Game of the year for Kung Fu Dhamaka Google Maiden Canvas Showcase SFVR Game of The Year.

Sutradhar Media & Communications director Rekha Nigam

Rekha has headed language dept in several agencies. She won the Ad Club Campaign of the year for Salaam Bombay and New York Ad festival gold for Ruf n Tuf jeans. She was programming head of Sony Entertainment Television, screenplay and dialogue writer for major Hindi films like "Parineeta" and "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag."

Earlier, the  award governing council announced the inclusion of MullenLowe Lintas group chief creative officer and chairman Amer Jaleel, Elephant Design co-founder and director Ashwini Deshpande, Havas chairman and chief creative officer Bobby Pawar, BC Web Wise founder and MD Chaaya Bharadwaj, DDB Mudra Group chief creative officer Rahul Mathew, and Leo Burnett CEO and chief creative officer for South Asia Rajdeepak Das on the Abbys 2022 jury panel. The panel this year also boasts of three international jury chairs namely, Menno Kluin, Aricio Fortes, and Myra Nussbaum, from the global advertising industry, who will be judging the Abbys 2022.