Jean Lin announced as Cannes Lions Cyber PresidentJean's appointment is the first time an Asia Pacific leader has held that position. She is one of fifteen Presidents selected and the only one who leads a digital agency. The 2015 Jury features five women Presidents, a first in over sixty years of Cannes Lions.
"We are living in the most exciting of times in our industry and the digital landscape has never been at more of a tipping point, into the era of Brand Commerce in which digital technology infuses brand experience with transactions and innovation. It is the perfect time to take up the Presidency of the Cannes Lions Cyber Jury - witnessing the redefinition of digital creativity. I am honoured to lead a Jury of my peers and excited to see work and ideas from across the world. At Isobar, we strive daily to deliver what we call "Ideas Without Limits" and this is the lens I will view entries through and will ask my fellow jurors to do the same." Jean Lin, Global CEO, Isobar.
Commenting on the appointments, Lions Festivals' chairman, Terry Savage, said, "We have always selected the most awarded, respected global creative leaders to guide our juries. This year, it is particularly exciting to see so many women numbered among that elite group. We are looking forward to a time when there is true gender balance in the industry and this will be unremarkable, but in the meantime the female representation is something that we are passionate about."
Named as one of 30 'Women to Watch' in Advertising Age, Jean Lin became Global CEO of Isobar in early 2014 and leads the Dentsu Aegis Network agency in over 42 markets, overseeing 69 agencies. Jean was most recently named one of the region's Top 5 CEOs by Campaign Asia Pacific.