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Executive Jury

An Economics graduate, Matthieu decided to interrupt his university studies for his first training period at Publicis when he was 18 years old. 

In 2001, he joined TBWA Paris for three years as a Junior Copywriter.

Then he joined DDB Paris. After five years working for Volkswagen, Nike and Audi, he became Creative Director in charge of Lipton Unilever and Lipton Ice Tea. In March 2012, Matthieu joined CLM BBDO as ECD. Three years later he was appointed CCO of BBDO France. During the 7 years Matthieu spent at BBDO, he worked for iconic brands such as M&M’s, Snickers, Pedigree, or Mercedes-Benz. He joined Ogilvy Paris in 2018 as CCO and became President in 2020, in full lockdown due to a small international health crisis called Covid 19.

Passionate about advertising, he loves “game changer” ideas, innovative approaches and risk-taking. Like this time on a shoot in Budapest where he dared to tackle Hugh Jackman during an improvised football break. The initiative could have been stupid, but in the end, it remains an excellent memory. 

So far, Matthieu has won numerous national and international awards including Cannes Lions, Eurobest, One Show, Clio, D&AD, in a wide range of categories. 

He has judged at the most prestigious international award shows. In France, he has chaired the press jury at the Art Directors Club, the Grand Prix Stratégies (french Ad Week) jury and the Grand Prix de la Communication Extérieure (Outdoor Media Grand Prix)

And sometimes, during his spare time, Matthieu produces a feature film or a TV series with Jack n’a qu’un oeil, an independent production company he created a few years ago.

Matthieu lives in Paris with his wife Lennie and their two kids.