Meet Our Judges


Shelley Brown
Chief Strategy Officer
FCB Toronto

After more than 25 years in advertising, Shelley remains passionately driven to find ways to deploy the power of communication to address business challenges. Shelley has led agencies, but decided a few years ago that strategy is what she loves and does best. Shelley has crafted the strategies behind international award-winning and business-building campaigns for such brands as IKEA, Molson Canadian and Vim.

Sassan Jahan
VP Marketing
PepsiCo Beverages Canada

Sassan is the Vice President of Marketing for PepsiCo Beverages Canada. He began his career at PepsiCo 20 years ago as Marketing Manager, Alternative Beverages. Since then Sassan has held a number of marketing positions as well as cross functional roles. These include Market Development Manager for Pepsi Cola Canada, Director of Sales for Pepsi-QTG (Quaker Tropicana and Gatorade) and VP, Field Marketing for Pepsi Bottling Group. Prior to moving to Canada, Sassan gained six years of beverage marketing and sales experience in The Middle East. Sassan has lived in six different countries, worked in three. He holds a BA from Boston College and an MSc from The London School of Economics.

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