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Indian creative leaders dominate LIONS rankings at the top spot for Creative Director of the Year

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The 2022 LIONS Creativity Report, the definitive rankings that recognize creative excellence among individuals and agencies in branded communications, is out. For this year’s report, a spotlight is shone on APAC’s creative industry as Indian creative directors top the rankings.

Six exemplary creative professionals tied at number one for the Creative Director of the Year rankings, and all of them are from India, specifically Dentsu Creative Bengaluru. The agency’s creative directors who dominated the rankings at first place are:

  • Aabhaas Shreshtha
  • Amey Chodankar
  • Ashwin Palkar
  • Binaifer Dulani
  • Geetika Sood
  • Kushal Lalvani

These individuals are part of a team who worked on “The Unfiltered History Tour” for VICE Media, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s highest-awarded piece of work for 2022. This includes the three Grand Prix, among the 12 trophies it won, awarded to the campaign for the Brand Experience & Activation, Radio & Audio, and Social & Influencer.


More creatives from India were also recognized as leaders in the rankings. This includes the Director of the Year, Art Director of the Year, and Copywriter of the Year lists, all of which had Indian creative leaders tied at the top spot.

For the full Creativity Report, visit The Work, LIONS’ insights and intelligence platform.

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