Emmanuel Upputuru, Sabyasachi Mitter and Bobby Pawar appointed as Jury Chairs for Abby One Show 2023

The Abby Awards will be held on May 24, 25, and 26, during Goafest 2023

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Emmanuel Upputuru, Sabyasachi Mitter and Bobby Pawar appointed as Jury Chairs for Abby One Show 2023

Emmanuel Upputuru (Right), Sabyasachi Mitter (Centre), Bobby Pawar (Left)

Emmanuel Upputuru, Founder of Efgh Brand Innovations; Sabyasachi Mitter, Founder and Managing Director, ibs + Fulcro, and Bobby Pawar, Chairman and CEO, Havas Group India, have been appointed as Jury Chair for Abby One Show Awards 2023.

Upputuru has been appointed as Jury Chair for Green Abby category, Mitter for Technology category, and Pawar for Static Print category, respectively, for the 2023 edition of the awards.

Upputuru was earlier CCO, Cheil, Founder of ITSA and NCD, Publicis Advertising. He has won a number of Cannes Lions, One Show pencils, D&AD, Adfest, London International and many Abby One Show Awards. He has previously been on juries like D&AD, Adfest, London international etc.

Mitter, Founder and Managing Director, ibs + Fulcro, is an alumni of IIMC with a career spanning 27 years with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. He is the founder of ibs and Fulcro, the digital agencies.

In his career, Mitter has worked with over 100 marquee brands across industries. With over 250 awards, 17 times agency of the year and the Grand Prix at the Abby, Sabyasachi has demonstrated thought leadership in delivering campaigns for brands. 

Mitter said, “The Abby One Show Awards is without doubt the gold standard of the advertising awards in India. With technology becoming ubiquitous in marketing and communication and CX becoming a critical lever of business success, the Technology category at the Abby One Show awards is really the one to watch out for.”

Pawar, Chairman and CEO, Havas Group India, is among the most awarded creatives from India, with over 400 local and international metals. He was IAA India’s Creative Agency Leader of the Year (2021), and more. 

Prior to joining Havas Group, he spent 5.5 years at Publicis, where his mandate was to turn around the agency. Before this he was the Chief Creative Officer at JWT, where he made a difference in the agency’s creative product.

He also spent 4.5 years as the CCO of DDB Mudra Group. There he was tasked with the raising creative bar across many disciplines; digital, experiential and media.

Pawar said, “I am thrilled to be on the Abby One Show Jury in a category I love which is Print. I look forward to raising the bar further in this prestigious award show."

He has worked for seven years in the United States. He had long stints at Ogilvy, New York and BBDO, Chicago. One of his films ran on the Superbowl. It was also featured in the MoMA and nominated for an Emmy.

The Abby Awards will be held on the May 24, 25, and 26, during Goafest 2023.

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