The organizers of the Pitcher Festival of Creativity have named Juliet Ehimuan, Director, Google Nigeria as Pitcher Awards 2021 Digital & Good Jury President. Juliet and her team will judge entries in Digital subcategories including Apps, Games, Messaging, Novel & Devices, Social Media Campaigns and Websites, Microsites, Web services. In addition to this, they will also review entries in Good subcategories from both non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Juliet Ehimuan is Director leading Google’s business strategy in West Africa. She was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 power women in Africa, by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world; and featured in the BBC Africa Power Women series, and on CNN Innovate Africa.
With over 25 years experience primarily in Technology, Oil & Gas, and New Media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Juliet is a thought leader, and a leading voice on Innovation, Transformation, and Leadership. She has received numerous awards for outstanding contribution to the digital landscape in Africa.
Under her leadership, the Google team has made a significant impact on local content development, infrastructure deployment, and digital capacity building. Recent Google investments in Africa include commitment to provide free digital skills training to 10 million youth in Africa, an Africa Scholarships program for current and aspiring developers; support for technology startups in Africa through a launchpad Accelerator program; and a Google Impact Challenge providing $20 Million in funding to nonprofits advancing the course of education and economic prosperity in Africa.
Juliet holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School, a Postgraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She is a recipient of the London
Business School Global Women’s Scholarship, and at Cambridge University was awarded Selwyn College Scholar and Malaysian Commonwealth Scholar. She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.
She was awarded IT Personality of the Year in 2012 by the Nigeria Computer Society, Digital Personality of the year 2016 by Marketing World; and received a 2015 Titans of Technology award from TechnologyAfrica.
The appointment of Juliet Ehimuan completes the presidency announcements for the 4 Pitcher Awards 2021 juries. Earlier, Alistair King, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, King James Group South Africa was announced as Heritage Jury President; Femi Odugbemi, Founder/CEO, Zuri24 Media Lagos & Academy Director Multichoice Talent Factory, West Africa, as Entertainment Jury President; and Akua Owusu-Nartey, Regional Managing Director, Ogilvy Africa as Channel Jury President.
Nnamdi Ndu, CEO CHINI Africa, Cannes Lions Festival Representative in Nigeria and organizers of the Pitcher Festival of Creativity says “When your work gets a nod from the calibre of jury presidents such as we have, you don’t only celebrate in Africa, you get a global recognition.”
Pitcher Awards is the Pan-African benchmark for creative excellence and entries for 2021 are open till 31 March. Winners will be announced at the Pitcher Awards show, the concluding event for Pitcher Festival 2021 on 22 May. Visit www.pitcherfestival.com for more information on awards and to access the entry submission portal.