Trevor Kennedy, the Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, was recently appointed to the ADFEST 2016 jury and will join an eminent gathering of creative professionals at the upcoming festival, which is set to take place in Pattaya, Thailand this March.
Founded in 1998, ADFEST is Asia's most recognized and celebrated creative festival that brings together thousands of delegates from around the world to acknowledge and promote creative excellence in the region. The festival provides an important platform where professionals from across the industry can network, exchange ideas and participate in unique learning opportunities.
Trevor Kennedy has been at the helm of Leo Burnett's creative success in Sri Lanka and under his astute leadership, the agency has made history for the country, whilst making a lasting mark on the global marketing communications industry at large. Trevor brings with him decades of experience and has served on several high profile juries throughout his career. Today, he is recognized as one of the region's most talented and experienced creative leaders, who has raised the bar for creativity, consistency and quality within his agency and the local industry.
Over the past two years, Trevor has helped Leo Burnett Sri Lanka to win a total of 52 international awards at the world's most prestigious awards shows including ADC, ADFEST, Cannes, Clio, D&AD, LIA, The One Show, Spikes Asia and many more. Prior to moving to Sri Lanka, he worked at London's top creative agencies for 26 years. Before taking over the creative leadership of Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, Trevor was working as the Executive Creative Director of Pan-European agency Scholz& Friends (which he Co-founded in London in 1998).
When stepping into his new role in Sri Lanka in 2006 Trevor brought with him an in-depth knowledge of the industry, having worked with iconic brands such as Heineken, Lloyds Bank, Ovaltine, Martini, BMW, British Telecom and Gordon's Gin.
Trevor has also won trophies from many award shows around the world and has a first class BA Honours degree in Graphic Design from Liverpool John Moores. He is a Scotsman whose love for music, culture and the arts has helped him to cultivate a unique and insightful view of the world and its people.
Commenting on Trevor's appointment to the ADFEST jury, Ranil de Silva, Managing Director, Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. (LBSI) said, “We are extremely honoured that Trevor has been selected to serve on the ADFEST 2016 jury."