Jury
There are 20 members in the Competition's jury - five from Latvia, five from Estonia, five from Lithuania, and five international members - from business, state administration, academical environment, creative industries and non-governmental organizations.
Antanas Bubnelis

Antanas Bubnelis

Spokesperson and Adviser for the President of the Republic of Lithuania

Antanas Bubnelis is experienced communication and corporate affairs professional with a passion for sustainability and technologies. During his career, Antanas has been working for communication in the corporate world, public sector and PR agencies. Proven track record of successful crisis and change management, as well as internal culture development.
Ieva Ražinska

Ieva Ražinska

Head of Marketing at Food Union

Ieva Ražinska specializes in innovative marketing and brand building and is leading Marketing competences centre where she mentors other marketing professionals within Food Union group. Ieva is a marketing expert with an in-depth experience in the FMCG sector. She believes that communication should contribute to business growth and it is best accomplished by mixing different marketing disciplines - from R&D, creative ATL, trade marketing and sales to media planning, PR and digital communication. She is also a proud guardian of one of the most legendary FMCG brands in the region - ice cream "Pols".
Irina Gushchina

Irina Gushchina

PR Director, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe at KFC

Irina Gushchina has been working in PR and strategic communications for 19 years. She is a certified public relations professional and holds an MBA degree in Communication and Leadership from the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences (Berlin, Germany). She is a member of the European Association of Communication Directors and the co-founder of the Russian branch of the international Global Women in PR association.
In March 2018, Irina joined the KFC team, where she is responsible for development and implementation of the KFC communication strategy in Russia, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, strengthening the company's reputation, developing relations with public organizations, and CSR. Formerly, Irina held the position of Communications Director for Russia and CIS at Uber; before that, she had worked as Director for Public Affairs and Communications with the Russian division of Abbott – one of the leading international health care companies.
Katrin Isotamm

Katrin Isotamm

Director of Communications at Telia Estonia

Katrin Isotamm is a communication practitioner with over 20 years of professional experience including media relations, corporate and financial communication, change management, employee engagement, branding and marketing. She started out working as a consultant at Hill&Knowlton, then led different communications teams of Swedbank both locally in the Baltics as well as regionally - including the position of Head of Corporate Communications for Swedbank Group.
Currently, Katrin is the Director of Communications at Telia Estonia responsible for the company´s communications and CSR strategy.
Her voluntary engagements include board membership of the biggest social enterprise in Estonia Uuskasutuskeskus (Re-use Centre).
Ellen Gunning

Ellen Gunning

Director of the PR Training Academy and the Irish Academy of Public Relations

Ellen Gunning is a director of the PR Training Academy, an online membership organization, which offers bite-sized, communications courses to professionals working in the industry worldwide and SME owners globally.
She is also a director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations (www.irishacademy.com), a specialist communications college with 25+ years’ experience of teaching PR, journalism, event management, radio and television, online, in 6 languages, across 50 countries. 
Ellen is currently chairman of 103.2 Dublin City fm radio station (https://www.dublincityfm.ie/), director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and a member of the executive council of the European Association of Distance Learning (http://www.eadl.org/).
Maris Lindmäe

Maris Lindmäe

Communication Manager at the Estonian Olympic Committee

Maris Lindmäe is a strategic communication manager and trainer with 15 years of experience in the field. She previously worked as Partner and Consultant at Corpore, a leading communication agency & Edelman affiliate in Estonia. Maris currently works as Communication Manager at the Estonian Olympic Committee where she is leading strategic and corporate communication, community engagement as well as education and training programmes.
Inese Kalveite

Inese Kalveite

Marketing and communications director ar ELKO Groupa

Inese Kalveite is a marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in development and implementation of marketing strategies for local market leaders and international companies in the Baltics, Europe and CIS countries.
I am curious about wide range of issues in marketing, social media, business and branding and I like to explore opportunities that digital technologies combined with creativity could bring to the business and organizational culture.
Germanas Kavalskis

Germanas Kavalskis

Chief Communications Officer at Penki Kontinentai Group

Germanas Kavalskis is Chief Communications Officer at one of the leading international group of companies - Penki Kontinentai Group, which has been working in the banking, retail and ICT sectors for more than 25 years. He is responsible for the Group´s communications worldwide and CSR strategy.
Germanas is a professional with over 15 years of experience in Corporate, Government PR and Marketing. During the Lithuanian Presidency in the EU Council in 2013, he chaired the working group, which coordinated all the PR activities of the EU Member States. He was an independent expert for the Lithuanian Image Commission, a project coordinated by the Government of Lithuania. Was a Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Communications Association, which brings together almost 300 public relations professionals from all over Lithuania, both from state and private companies, non-profit organizations and public relations agencies.
Renata Matkevičienė

Renata Matkevičienė

Associate Professor, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius Univercity

Renata Matkevičienė is an assoc. professor in communication, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University, Lithuania, a chair of Corporate Communication Research department. Renata works for Vilnius University for more than 16 years. She is a doctor in the social sciences. She has started her scientific career with researches in political communication, in 2006 she has defended PhD and till now one of her interest areas is political communication. Main areas of scientific interests are applied communication theories, CSR and social entrepreneurship, political communication and media sociology.
She has organized a number of scientific conferences, workshops, public discussions, entertainment events.
In 2018 she has established an enterprise “Socialinio poveikio tyrimų grupė” (Social impact research group), as well she works for NGO “Geri norai LT”.
For almost 12 years she is a member of Lithuanian Communication association (for few years she’s been a member of the board of association) and is an active member promoting various projects, seminars, discussions on various aspects of communication, PR and CSR.
Anneli Ohvril

Anneli Ohvril

Executive Director at Let's Do It World

Anneli Ohvril is founder and CEO of Let’s Do It World, the international environmental organization that engages leaders and organizations around the world to tackle global waste problem. The biggest project - World Cleanup Day - engaged 21 million people from 180 countries to one-day cleanup action on 21 September 2019. Anneli is a communication and
marketing expert, having strong experience especially in global and social campaigns to create a positive impact. She is a  social change expert, speaker, trainer, initiator of numerous social movements in Estonia and worldwide.
 
Gabrielė Šerėnienė

Gabrielė Šerėnienė

Public Affairs & Communication Manager at Coca-Cola HBC Lithuania

Gabriele Sereniene is public affairs and communication manager at Coca-Cola HBC Lithuania with a wide range of challenging responsibilities. Her achievements are recognized by the number of internal awards of this multinational company and external accolades in
the CSR area.
Being a member of the Board of Lithuania Food association and representative in other leading business organizations Gabriele focuses closely on stakeholder management. Contribution to the companies sustainability is her top priority and she consistently works to strengthen partnerships with international NGOs and local communities. Gabriele is an experienced PR project team leader with countrywide campaigns in her portfolio. Her professional journey led trough the communication of factories closures and acquisitions, multiple incident management cases, employee engagement and ambassadorship programs.
Before the current role, she was a co-founder and Project director of the public institution "European innovation projects", explored EU and international aid programs and journalism in various media channels.
Gabrielė is a member of the European association of communication directors and the Lithuania communication association.
 
Gabor Intody

Gabor Intody

Business consultant and communications professional

Gabor Intody is a business consultant and communications professional.
Adviser to the president of the National Association of Journalists in
Hungary, secretary-general and international trade expert of the
Association of Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers. Worked as
communications leader for blue chip companies including IBM and
Vodafone. 

 
Radina Ralcheva

Radina Ralcheva

Communication Expert

Radina Ralcheva management, communication professional, consultant and lecturer, professional volunteer. She has more than 22 years’ experience in management, communication and consultancy (both in domestic and international environment), 19 years of which on top management level.
Radina has 
extensive expertise in Consultancy, Leadership, Strategic Communications, Media Relations and Information Management, Media Analyses, B2B Communications, Public Affairs, Corporate PR, Crisis Communications, Reputation Management, Strategic Positioning and Planning, IMC, Project Management, CSR, etc. Also well known professional analyst and media spokesperson (national TV channels, Forbes Bulgaria, Manager Magazine etc.) Radina is a member of IPRA and BPRS. In 2011 I was elected a member of Management board of BPRS and became co-founder and member of Management board of „Quality of life” Association. Chairperson of BPRS for 2016. Currently, Radina is responsible for EMEA Communications of Corning.



 
Ana Adi

Ana Adi

Professor of Public Relations - Consultant - Speaker - Moderator - Researcher

Ana Adi is a Professor of Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, the chair of the Digital Communication Awards, and the host of the Women in PR podcast (on SoundCloud, iTunes and more). When not writing about what communicators can learn from protests and social movements, Dr Adi focuses on mid-term solutions for the professionalization and future-proofing of communicators. She also speaks often about the measurement and evaluation of communication, and storytelling.
Originally from Romania, Dr Adi obtained her doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland and has worked and studied in the USA, U.K., Belgium, Thailand and Bahrain. www.anaadi.net (or @ana_adi on twitter)
Päivi Tampere

Päivi Tampere

Head of Communications at The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats

Dr. Päivi Tampere was working as Strategic Communication Adviser to the Government of Estonia and a lecturer at Tallinn University prior to joining Hybrid CoE in January 2018. She has also worked as Press Officer at Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and Helsinki Police as well as a private consultant. Her doctoral thesis is in Communication Management from Tallinn University with a focus on the construction of citizen-authority relationship during crises in social media. Her main professional interests include disinformation, psychological resilience, crisis communication. 
Viive Aasma

Viive Aasma

CEO at Alfa-Omega Communications

Viive Aasma has been working in PR and communication for over 20 years. She is the founder of Alfa-Omega Communications, which is one of the oldest PR agencies in Estonia. Viive is a communication practitioner with professional experience in media relations, corporate and marketing communication, public affairs, branding and crisis management. The projects run by her have been recognized at several international PR competitions and won IPRA Golden World Award.
Last year Viive was President of Tallinn International Rotary Club and also an advisor to Estonian Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology.
Martiņš Bičevskis

Martiņš Bičevskis

Mentor

Mārtiņš Bičevskis is active in Private capital field. He is LP and Member of Consultation Board in Commercialization Reactor Acceleration Fund, Member of the Board of Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund and mentor in Startup Founder De-acceleration program “.CoCoon”. 
Mārtiņš has an extensive experience in the management of State Corporations, he also has previously served for the Government more than 12 Years in various ministries, when he fulfilled the obligations of State Secretary of Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Finance, has also held executive positions in the structures of the Ministry of the Interior: he was the Head of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (initially as acting), an advisor to the Minister of the Interior and Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior. He has served as the President of the Association of Commercial Banks of Latvia, as well as the Vice-President and Council Member of the Latvian Employers’ Confederation and from 2016 until 2019 he was the member of the Supervisory Board of JSC “Latvenergo” and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “State Real Estate”.