chairman and chief executive officer
BBDO Asia

Based in Singapore, Jean-Paul is accountable for the performance and success of BBDO in the Asia region. He began his career at JWT London in 1998 and joined BBDO in 2004, rising from account management, to office management and since 2015 leading the regional network. 

Over the last decade, BBDO Asia is the most awarded network for creativity and effectiveness in the region. In 2016 and 2017, BBDO was named Network of the Year at the APAC Effie Awards. From 2014 to 2017, and again in 2019, BBDO was named the most awarded Network in Asia Pacific at Cannes. Network of the Year at Spikes in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

With representation in more than sixteen countries, the network is known for creating award-winning advertising and brand communications solutions for clients including Hewlett-Packard, Visa, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Guinness, Mars, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, AIA, Mattel, Mercedes-Benz and Fonterra.

Judging panel

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

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

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