Cannes Lions 2020: Sonal Dabral selected Jury President for Direct Lions
Cannes Lions has announced the Jury Presidents selected to lead the juries at the 2020 Festival of Creativity (taking place from 22-26 June 2020). The Presidents are chosen from among the world’s very best industry leaders. Together, they combine a diverse wealth of creative expertise, skill and talent, from both clients and agencies, to benchmark and award global creative excellence and effectiveness that will set the bar for the year ahead.
Sonal Dabral, Chief Creative Officer, South & SE Asia & Vice Chairman, India, Ogilvy, South & SE Asia has been nominated to be the Jury President for the Direct Lions. The Direct Lions celebrate targeted and response-driven creativity.
Over his 30-year career, Dabral has led agencies to the top position in three different markets across Asia. At Ogilvy Mumbai, he helped drive it to become India's Number 1 creative agency. He also led Ogilvy Singapore to become Number 1 in Asia, and the third most awarded office in the world at Cannes Lions 2007 – a first for an Asian agency. He has judged or chaired every major international and regional award show and has spoken at major festivals and events across the globe.