|2019||Dinidu Seneviratne||University of Moratuwa|
|2017||Samangi Wadinambi Arachchi||University of Moratuwa|
|2015||Tasneem Dawoodbhoy||Leo Burnett|
|2014||Natasha Fernando||Academy of Design|
|2013||Induwarani Munasinghe||Strategy college of business and marketing|
|2012||Lakmini Wahalathanthri||Grant McCann|
|2011||Dihan de Silva||AOD|
|2010||Malaka Premasiri||Grant McCann Erickson|
|2009||Surani Perera||Knowledge Factory|
|2008||Ralston Joseph||Open University|
The Roger Hatchuel Academy is the only place in the world where a selected group of international students can meet, see the best work in Marketing Communications from across the globe, and learn from inspirational industry leaders to help them become great Marketing Communications professionals of the future.
The Academy continues to go from strength to strength. Over the past few years, the world’s next generation of talent gather in Cannes to hear from the likes of Bob Greenberg, Bob Isherwood, David Droga, Michael Conrad and many others.
Students follow an intensive schedule of activities during this week, under the guidance of Dean Rick Boyko, Director and Professor of Brandcenter, and Course Tutor Clive Challis, Head of the Marketing Communications Course at Central Saint Martins, London. Alongside these exclusive sessions, Academy students have full access to the Festival. The programme is designed to be inspiring and educational, it includes:
The Roger Hatchuel Academy – The BEST way to experience the Cannes Lions Festival Living, learning & partying with 34 strangers from around the world sounded unnerving at first. To do this at the hallowed Cannes Lions Festival, ‘The’ biggest advertising festival in the world sounded unbelievable!
Ever since I remember I have loved advertising and being able to attend the Cannes Lions Festival by winning the Roger Hatchuel Academic placement was like a dream come true. Attending a series of master class seminars and lectures was a true learning experience. During this week I learnt so much and met industry experts from all over the world, experts that you would never think you would meet in your life. The Roger Hatchuel Academy is an experience that I will never forget because it’s also a place where Creative Strangers from different parts of the world became a family.
Roger Hatchuel is an opportunity to be amongst the world’s next generation of industry leaders. Cannes Lions is the world’s largest festival of creativity, but we must realize it’s not the final word on great advertising.
From the day I started my career in advertising, I knew this is where I belong. Since then I’ve developed a great passion for the industry and my biggest goal has been to learn and grow in this industry.