founder & chief executive officer
KWT Global

Aaron is founder, Global Chairman and CEO of global brand strategy and public relations agency KWT Global. One of the most awarded brand strategy, PR, digital and content marketing firms of its size in North America and around the world, KWT Global has received dozens of accolades for its work on behalf of leading global brands and notable start-ups alike. Aaron oversees the firm’s global growth strategy, it’s Brand Purpose specialty group and marketing technology product development unit, with a personal expertise that spans all aspects of corporate reputation and brand management, crisis and issues management and integrated communications. A tireless advocate for the intrinsic value communications brings to a brand’s key stakeholders, Aaron also writes a regular column for the Forbes CMO Network, makes guest appearances on CNBC, FOX Business Network and Bloomberg TV, and is the creator and host of the popular Brand on Purposepodcast.

Judging panel

Rowena Bhagchandani

chief executive officer & co-founder
BLKJ

Pip Hulbert

chief executive officer
Wunderman Thompson

Nicky Bullard Chair of the judges

chairwoman & chief creative officer
MRM

Tobias Wilson

vice president of growth
Media Monks

Derek Walker

owner
Brown and Browner

Pat Law

founder
GOODSTUPH

Jackie Stevenson

Founding partner & CEO
The Brooklyn Brothers

Nancy Hill

founder
Media Sherpas

Jean Paul Burge

chairman and chief executive officer
BBDO Asia

Kenny Powar

co-founder & chief executive officer
Rebel Owl

Deadra Rahaman

founder & lead consultant
Society Redefined Consulting

Oriel Davis-Lyons

creative director
Spotify

patou nuytemans

chief executive, MENA
Ogilvy

Olivia Clarkson

managing director
Wildfire

Christopher Kenna

chief executive officer & founder
Brand Advance

Kate Rowlinson

chief executive officer
MediaCom UK

Gellan Watt

creative director, global brand & growth strategy
Gellan Watt & Associates

Shanice Mears

co-founder & head of talent
The Elephant Room

Aaron Kwittken

founder & chief executive officer
KWT Global

Ian Armstrong

director
Topaz One

Frances Webster

chief executive officer
Walrus

Esther *ET* Franklin

president, global strategy
Spark Foundry

Dino Myers-Lamptey

founder
The Barber Shop

Jill Byrne

head of marketing
Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive

Asad Dhunna

founder
The Unmistakables

Katie Lee

chief executive officer
Lucky Generals

Rumble Romagnoli

founder & chief executive officer
Relevance

Dion McKenzie

chairman
Colorintech

Margaret Johnson

group chief executive officer
Leagas Delaney

Rabeth Khan

chief executive officer
MACOMM/Dentsu