US-based Rebrand 100 Global Awards has appointed Sudhir Sharma, creative and chief executive, Indi Design, India as an international jury member for 2012.
Commenting on his appointment as the jury for the Dutch Design Awards, Pune-based Sharma says, "Indian perspective on objects are now very crucial for the judging of awards, as design matures in India I am sure Design Awards from India shall have that meaning too. Being a Juror is more relaxed than being a speaker at an event, sometimes the discussions amongst the jury on a particular aspect of a design is very enjoyable. I learn so much every time. I am also proud of the fact that Indian talent is now producing world-class work."
Sharma is already a juror at the Dutch Design Awards 2011 in Amsterdam, Design for Asia Awards at Hongkong 2011. He was a jury at the Turkey Design Awards 2010.
The Rebrand 100 Global Awards is the highest recognition for excellence in brand repositioning-and the first and only competition of its kind. Once a year, a new panel of international business, marketing and design executives is selected to jury the competition, with the ultimate goal of showcasing the most effective brand transformations to the world via Rebrand.com and credible broadcast media.
The other jury members of Rebrand 100 Global Awards are: Enshalla Anderson, senior director, strategy, Siegel+Gale; James Bateman, creative director, Karacters, Design Group, DDB Canada; Melissa Bertolini, managing director - Doppio - Sydney, Australia; Shashi Can, founding principal, The Collective US and UK; Kentaro Fukada, founder, Tonight Media, Tokyo, Japan; Alessandra Lovinella, managing director, FutureBrand, Italy; Rana Samara Jubayli, founder partner, Polypod, Beirut, Lebanon; Michael LeJeune, creative director, Metro -Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA and