Harjot Singh

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Europe, McCann Worldgroup EMEA, United Kingdom

“I am looking forward to being inspired, impressed and surprised; by the work, the thinking behind the work, and its impact – both culturally and commercially. I am absolutely thrilled to be on the jury and I am looking forward to experiencing the festival from a very different perspective than my last one.”

Harjot is Executive Vice President, Regional Strategy Director for Europe at McCann Worldgroup EMEA and lives in London. Over the last 19 years of his career in advertising, Harjot has lived and worked in 5 countries; and on nearly every category from packaged goods to banking, cars, retail, paints, telecom, tourism, cosmetics and credit cards.

Harjot joined McCann Worldgroup in New York in Jan 2011 to run global strategy on General Mills brands. Prior to joining McCann Worldgroup, and moving to North America, Harjot was head of Planning for BBDO China in Shanghai from 2003-2006. In North America, Harjot has held senior planning and leadership positions at Cossette Canada, Leo Burnett Canada and Grey Canada where he was Head of Planning for Canada.

His contribution in influencing and shaping award winning work and an unflinchingly common sense based approach to strategy and creativity has been widely recognized by leading publications, ivy league universities, forums and award shows across the world.