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Alistair King, 2021 Pitcher Awards Heritage Jury President



Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Noah's Ark Communications, Lagos

Heritage Jury President



Lanre founded Noah’s Ark, one of West Africa’s leading, award-winning independent agencies, in 2008. Today, Noah’s Ark has evolved into a Group of specialist agencies. He started out in 1990 as a Trainee Copywriter at MC&A: Saatchi & Saatchi, Lagos. He was an Associate Creative Director at Insight-Grey till 2003 when he joined TBWA\Concept as CD. He left in 2008 as ECD to start Noah’s Ark.

Lanre is actively involved in the Nigerian creative community with a special passion for inspiring and grooming the next generation. Lanre was the pioneer President of the Pitcher Festival Heritage category. He is the chairman of the Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF) Management Board. He was also on the jury of the African Cristals Festival in 2016. In 2018, he became the first West African to serve on the Cannes Lions jury. From 2019 to 2022, he judged the Loeries in South Africa. He represents West Africa on the Loeries Committee.

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