Jury

Valerie Pinto

Chief Executive Officer

Weber Shandwick India

MUMBAI, INDIA // As Head of Weber Shandwick India, Valerie works closely with clients across the country to change traditional models of communication towards more integrated offerings with a focus on campaigns, creativity and content.

She leads a team of 160 professionals and is known to shape talent to think differently through on the job training.

Under her leadership the firm has won several awards for iconic campaigns at Cannes, PR Week, Mumbrella, Stevies and Sabre. It continues to be one of the most awarded firms in the country.

Rated as the top 40 under 40 media professionals to watch out for in Asia Pacific, by Campaign Asia; she was also ranked as the top 10 women in Indian PR by Reputation India.

She was the Jury President at Spikes Asia 2015 and also served as a jury member for Cannes Lions 2016.

Valerie is a nominated member on the board of Path in India, a not for profit organization; and apart from being a guest speaker at various academic institutions, she also mentors students from the Vedica College for Women.

Most recently, Valerie has been recognised as a Creative Leader at the Campaign 360 Women Leading Change Awards.

Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Valerie led one of India’s largest PR agencies in the country with a team of over 350 professionals and worked closely with clients like Google, Coca Cola, Ikea, Credit Suisse, Nokia to name a few.

Valerie has been a national level athlete and an accomplished pastry chef.