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Valerie Pinto, CEO, Weber Shandwick India, Rahul Mathew, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Mudra, Rohit Raj, Co-Founder and Creative Chief, The Glitch, are the jury presidents

D&AD Awards 2022 has announced the names of its jury members. Out of nearly 400 jury members globally, 18 of them are from India including three jury presidents. 

Valerie Pinto, CEO, Weber Shandwick India is the jury president for the PR category. Rahul Mathew, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Mudra has become the jury president for the Press and Outdoor category, while Rohit Raj, Co-Founder and Creative Chief, The Glitch will be chairing the Side Hustle category.  

The Indians in the jury include some of the most well-known names in the Indian advertising industry like Swati Bhattacharya (Creative Chairperson, FCB India), Kainaz Karmakar (Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy), Nipa Doshi (Co-Founder, Doshi Levien), Harsh Kapadia (Chief Creative Officer, MRM), among others.

Below is the full list of D&AD jury members from India:


Judge Name



Art Direction

Mukesh Jadhav

Group Creative Director

FCB Interface Mumbai


Kainaz Karmakar

Chief Creative Officer



Asawari Jagushte

Director & Producer

Star Hopper Studios


Priyank Prem Kumar


Priyank Prem Kumar


Swati Bhattacharya

Creative Chairperson

FCB India


Anuraag R Khandelwal

Executive Creative Director & Mumbai Head

82.5 Communications, Oglivly


Garima Khandelwal

Chief Creative Officer

Mullen Lowe Lintas Group


Valerie Pinto


Weber Shandwick India

Press & Outdoor

Rahul Mathew

Chief Creative Officer

DDB Mudra Group

Press & Outdoor

Robby Mathew

Vice-Chairman & Chief Creative Officer

FCB Interface

Production Design

Priya Shivakumar

Senior National Creative Director

Wunderman Thompson India

Sound Design & Use of Music

Monalisa Mukherji

Executive Producer

Little Lamb Films

Spatial Design

Chitra Vishwanath


Biome Environmental Solutions

Type Design

Pooja Saxena

Type Designer



Shitu Anand Patil

Co-Founder & Creative Director

One Plus Design

Writing for Advertising

Ankita Tobit

Senior Creative


Side hustle

Rohit Raj

Co-Founder & Creative Chief

The Glitch


ElsaMarie d'Silva

Founder & CEO

Red Dot Foundation (Safecity)

The awards will be held digitally keeping in mind the current situation and ensuring the safety of all the participants and jury members.

However, the Book Design, Graphic Design, Magazine & Newspaper Design, Packaging Design and Product Design categories will be held in person considering the nature of these Categories.

The awards that were announced in November 2021 are all set to be held on May 25 and 26, 2022. The entries for the awards will be closing on March 16, 2022. 

Donal Keenan, Awards Director at D&AD, commented, “Now in its 60th year, the D&AD Awards have grown to incorporate more than 40 categories judged by a cohort of nearly 400 of the world’s leading creative minds. Each year, our judges ensure that the awards maintain the highest possible standard for judging, making it one of the ultimate creative accolades. Their expertise and insight will be invaluable when determining this year’s winners and which innovative, creative work will stand the test of time and inspire a global community of creative thinkers.”


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