London International Awards Announces Susan Credle as Non-Traditional Jury President to Replace Swati Bhattacharya

3 August 2023

Swati took a wrong step on a step so Susan is stepping in

London International Awards announces that Susan Credle, Global Chair / Global Chief Creative Officer of FCB Worldwide will replace Swati Bhattacharya as Jury President for the Non-Traditional competition as in Credle’s words “Swati took a wrong step on a step so Susan is stepping in”.

Susan is a creative powerhouse with a strong moral compass that drives her quest to infuse the industry with diversity. She is known for her work establishing the M&M’S “spokescandies” as icons in global pop culture. Upon arriving at FCB in 2016, she reignited the network by pushing to create the agency’s best work on the biggest brands.

On chairing LIA 2023 Susan commented, “The conversations around non-traditional work are always incredibly stimulating. This work should show us new ways to think about how we approach advertising and marketing. Can a film be non-traditional? If it makes us think differently about the traditional media of film, I think so. I am honored to be stepping in for Swati Bhattacharya from our India office, who is recovering from a fall. Much of Swati’s work exemplifies beautiful, non-traditional ideas. I will keep her spirit in mind as we search for the best in this category.” 

Barbara Levy, President of LIA commented, “We were very excited that Swati Bhattacharya, had accepted our invitation to judge LIA 2023. It is unfortunate that one misstep had to change this course, we are fortunate that Susan was able to free her schedule for us and will now chair the Non-Traditional jury. I am eager to see the final results of what I know will be intense deliberations.”


Badong Abesamis, Founding Partner, GIGIL, Manila

Sebastien Boutebel,Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi ME, Dubai

Nicky Bullard, Group Chief Creative Officer, Mullen Lowe Group, London

Donevan Chew, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Immerse, Petaling Jaya

Icaro Doria, Co-President / Chief Creative Officer, DM9, São Paulo

Sherina Florence, Group Creative Director, 72andSunny, Brooklyn

Feng Huang, Partner / Executive Creative Director, FRED & FARID Shanghai, Shanghai

Humberto Polar, Chief Creative Officer / Partner, The Juju, Mexico City

Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt SAGA, Hamburg

Liz Taylor, Global Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy

Marco Venturelli, CEO / Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Conseil / CCO, Publicis France

Key Dates:

Entry Deadline: 14th August 2023
No Late Fees. Ever. No Upload Fees.
Eligibility: Work submitted must initially be released, published and/or broadcast in a commercial environment with client approval from 1st July 2022 through 31st August 2023.
Onsite Judging: 7th through 15th October 2023
Winners Announced During LIA Judging
Of The Year Awards Announced: 6th November
The LIA Entry Kit

For more information on the juries, categories and/or requirements, visit our website at:

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London International Awards (LIA), now in its 38th year, was founded by Barbara Levy, President. Barbara is the first and only woman to start and operate an International Awards Show. Since its inception, LIA has been a worldwide award for creative excellence in all forms of media.

LIA stands as a champion of the creative process, creatives themselves, and of course, great creative ideas and executions, and are proud to award the best creative work each year.

Annually, LIA assembles the most celebrated people in the industry together in Las Vegas. All members on our diverse global jury panels, including the Jury Presidents, judge all entries in their respective competitions with exception to work that they personally collaborated on.

LIA continues to hold the unique distinction of being the only international award show owned by a woman and having a full-time staff of only women.