France's number one advertising man, Jacques Séguéla, has been Vice-Chairman of world leading advertising and communications services group Havas since 2005, Director since June 1992 and serves as Executive Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer.
Throughout his career, Séguéla has written 25 books which have been translated into several languages. He has travelled extensively and has created or taken part in over 1,000 campaigns including successful political campaigns for French Presidents François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Mr. Séguéla began his career as a reporter for French weekly Paris-Match and later French daily France-Soir, where he was made editor-in-chief at the age of 30.
Mr. Séguéla later started work in advertising and established the Roux Séguéla agency together with Bernard Roux in 1970. Two decades later through a series of mergers culminating with Eurocom S.A, the EURO SRCG agency was born. Each letter in RSCG corresponds to the name of each of their founders: Roux, Séguela, Cayzac, and Goudard.
EURO RSCG is today the largest global agency as measured by total number of global accounts, with 233 offices across the globe. Headquartered in New York, Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas, a world leader in communications.
Olga Sviblova - Director of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.
Olga Sviblova is the curator of numerous exhibitions of Russian photography and contemporary Russian art in the biggest museums and exhibition halls in Russia and around the world.
Between 1996 and 2010, Ms Sviblova organized more than 500 exhibitions of Russian photography abroad, in Moscow and in other Russian cities.
In 2007 and 2009, she was the curator of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Arts.
Gold Medal of Paris;
Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur - France
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques - France
Best Curator of the Contemporary Arts “Innovation” contest, Moscow, 2006.
Since 1998 Omar Vulpinari has been Head of Visual Communication at Fabrica, the Benetton Group communication research centre founded by Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani.
As creative director for social and cultural communication design Mr. Vulpinari has created projects for WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDCP, UNICRI, Max Planck Institute, the World Bank, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Witness, Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, Instituto Terra, ArteFiera, Istituto Luce, The New Yorker Magazine, Walrus Magazine, Flash Art Magazine, Electa, Cult TV - Fox International.
Fabrica’s visual communication work under his direction has featured in major international media and dedicated exhibitions at the GGG in Tokyo, the DDD in Osaka, the ZeroOne Design Center in Seoul, the MAK in Vienna.
Mr. Vulpinari has been a frequent speaker, moderator, workshop leader and juror for major design events and universities world-wide.
Advisor for United Nations World Health Organization and Design 21 - Social Design Network, he is also Regional Ambassador for INDEX: Design to Improve Life Awards.
He teaches Communication Design at the IUAV University of Venice in San Marino with a specific focus on social marketing and non-conventional communication and is currently
Vice President of ICOGRADA - International Council of Graphic Design Associations.
Born in the Republic of San Marino and raised in the United States, Omar Vulpinari lives in Treviso, Italy.
Jan Arnesen is the Chief of the Exhibits Unit at United Nations in New York. She is responsible for all exhibitions at UN Headquarters, designing or curating many of the installations herself and preparing and staging exhibits in Geneva, Vienna and many other locations.
Accomplished graphics artist, during her many years with United Nations Ms Arnesen has served as the Chief of Graphic Design Unit as well as in the field in support of UN’s peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and Namibia.
Ms. Mieke Gerritzen was one of the first creative people involved in the development of digital media in the Netherlands. Her work includes making films, publishing books and organizing public events and creating networks with many different designers, writers and artists. Her latest book ‘Everyone is a designer in the age of social media’ came out in 2010. Ms Gerritzen is currently director of the Graphic Design Museum in Breda. Mieke Gerritzen has received many prizes and gives lectures and presentations worldwide.
· Born in Amsterdam in (1962) was born in Amsterdam, Mieke Gerritzen she graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1987
Stefan Einarsson is a creative director and graphic designer based in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has won numerous awards in the world of advertising and graphic design, both domestically and internationally and last year was the winner of the United Nations Regional Information Centre WeCan End Poverty ad competition. His winning entry (link to ad) was published in several newspapers and exhibited around the world.
Einarsson has 15 years of experience of working for some of the largest organizations in Iceland and many international brands. He has wide and extensive experience in print, TV, branding, graphic design and digital media as a creative director in one of the largest and highly regarded advertising agency in Iceland, Hvíta húsið.
Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1965 of Icelandic father and German mother, Einarsson holds an BA degree in Philosophy and German and a BA in Graphic Design from the Icelandic University of Arts.
Dr. Aldijana Sisic is the Campaign Manager of the United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women since August 2010. She joined UNiTE campaign from the position of Communications and Resource Mobilization Specialist on Ending Violence against Women in UN Women.
In her native Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aldijana worked as a teacher and journalist. After finishing her PhD in 1997 at the University of London and teaching at the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, she pursued her career as a human rights practitioner.
Aldijana joined the headquarters of Amnesty International in London in 1998 and as a campaigning, activism and communications specialist for over a decade led development and implementation of national, regional and international strategies on a number of human rights issues.
Prior to her coming to the United Nations in January 2009, Aldijana was the Campaign Manager of Amnesty’s global Stop Violence against Women campaign with the lead responsibility of developing and delivering organizational long-term strategy and advising on the strategic directions and issues affecting the campaign.