Yash Deb
Chief Creative Officer & Managing Director, Isobar
Kenya

"Advertising is like penicillin. It may cure some things but there are better remedies out there now."

Art lover, book hoarder, idea generator, knowledge seeker, award winner and an experienced agency nomad who helps brands align with their consumer’s passions through the power of ideas.

Yash is a 30 year old, award-winning creative professional currently living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. Yash has had the privilege of working on some of the world’s most loved brands with some of the world’s biggest agencies and at inspiring creative shops over the past 12 years. He is currently the Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director at Isobar Kenya. In the last 3 years, he has set up the creative department and played a pivotal role in winning and servicing all the accounts that are currently at the agency. The work they have done has seen Isobar ranked as the No.1 Creative Agency in Kenya by the APA Loeries.

Sarah Berro
Executive Creative Arabic Writer, Impact BBDO
Dubai

Bio pending.

Devin Kennedy
ECD, King James Group
Cape Town

Bio pending.

 

Fran Luckin
CCO, Grey Africa
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

Gordon Ray
ECD, M&C Saatchi Abel
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

 

Koo Govender
CEO, Dentsu Aegis SA
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

 

Peter Gabriel Khoury
Chief Creative Officer, TBWA \ HUNT LASCARIS
South Africa

Peter Khoury is currently the CCO of TBWA\Hunt Lascaris and the Chairperson of the Creative Circle - the highest decision-making body for advertising creativity in South Africa. He sits on the Loeries Board – Africa and the Middle East’s premier advertising award show and also sits on the FaceBook Creative Council for the EMEA Region.

He joined TBWA\Hunt Lascaris in 2000, where he launched the BMW 6 Series global campaign and repositioned Sasol as a company of infinite possibilities. He also worked with TBWA\Chiat Day to launch the Pedigree Worldwide “We’re for Dogs” campaign in 2004/2005. In 2007 he played a pivotal role in starting hotshop MetropolitanRepublic. As ECD he helped change the global lexicon forever by leading his team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup “Ayoba” integrated campaign for telecom provider MTN.

In 2014 re re-joined TBWA\Hunt Lascaris as CCO, with the intention of taking South Africa’s most iconic agency to new heights. He has already guided the agency to Best Individual Agency in South Africa in 2015 and 2018 and to South Africa’s first ever Webby Awards. He has accumulated well over 250 statues at local and international awards shows. His work is also featured in Cannes Lions Game Changers – The Evolution of Advertising, The Good Report and multiple times in the elusive Gunn/Warc Report.

Peter has also sat on various local and international awards juries including Cannes Lions, The One Show, Loeries and Ciclope Africa. In 2018 Peter was named as the most admired creative leader in Johannesburg in the annual Agency Leaders poll by Marklives.

In addition to Advertising, Peter has used his creative energy to formulate his own clothing/lifestyle brand, Zero One One and has also dabbled in the movie business as a creative and marketing consultant to local film “Stone Cold Jane Austin” and the DSTV series “Ayeye".

Ryan McManus
CCO, VML South Africa
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

Xolisa Dyeshana
ECD, Joe Public United
Johannesburg

Bio pending.