8th Sep 2014

APAC Effie Appoints 2015 Awards Chairman

Singapore (September 8, 2014) – APAC Effie, the global symbol of marketing effectiveness excellence for the Asia Pacific region, announces Jarek Ziebinski, Chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett Asia Pacific, as the Awards Chairman for the 2015 Awards.

APAC Effie Appoints 2015 Awards Chairman

An advocate of effectiveness excellence, Jarek’s connection with Effies dated back more than a decade ago, when he founded and headed the Polish Effie Awards as a President. He subsequently served as a judge for the Euro Effie Awards, amongst numerous other effectiveness awards in the region.

Jarek has 28 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, 18 of which, has been at Leo Burnett. He was the Chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for close to a decade before relocating to Singapore in 2009 to take up the helm as the President for the agency-network in the Asia Pacific region. In 2014, he was promoted to Chairman and CEO for Leo Burnett Asia Pacific including Greater China region. He oversees Leo Burnett offices and affiliates across 22 cities -with over 2,000 employees. His leadership and vision is evident in the impressive growth rate of Leo Burnett Asia Pacific, which has been one of the most awarded agency-network in the region for four years in a row. Jarek is also a member of the Leo Burnett Worldwide Global Executive Leadership Team.

“It is an honour to be invited by APAC Effie to lead the 2015 Awards as Awards Chairman. Effie is recognised throughout the industry as the standard of marketing effectiveness excellence and one competition that truly has a global reach,” said Jarek. He further added, “Marketing effectiveness is a subject close to my heart since I joined the business 28 years ago. It represents the core reason for the existence of our industry. It is my privilege to have the opportunity to do my part in helping Effie Awards to drive marketing effectiveness excellence here in Asia Pacific, one of the most dynamic regions in the world.”

On this appointment, Anthony Kang, Chairman of APAC Effie Committee, commented, “We are delighted to have found Jarek for this role. His wealth of experience and remarkable spirit in championing effectiveness amongst others, will introduce valuable perspectives and are no doubt the best assets for APAC Effie. Jarek is a commendable leader and is undeniably well-suited for the role.”

Following a successful first year, APAC Effie Awards returns in 2015, continuing to honour and celebrate the region’s most outstanding marketing communication works that have proven results in meeting strategic objectives. Call for Entry will begin in the coming weeks.

For more updates and information, please visit www.apaceffie.com.