Managing Partner & Global WPP Lead

Jai has over ten years’ experience in digital and marcomms, having worked with industry-leading clients and agencies in Sydney and London.
After completing his post graduate diploma, Jai began his career in events and sponsorship within the finance sector. He then joined Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, to work on its BigPond ISP brand. After returning to London, he moved agency side, specialising in earned media and reputation management.

Previously Jai has as acted as managing director at social media agency Pass It On Media, Jai worked with a broad range of major clients including Warner Music, Amnesty International, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Ben & Jerry’s .

More recently Jai was Social Media Director at The Red Brick Road where he was brought in to set up the social media department,  key accounts included Tesco, Volkswagen commercial vehicle, Remy Martin, Experian, Magners, and Suzuki as well as expanding the agency’s social media and digital capabilities.

Jai Joined be Ogilvy as Associate Director in October 2012  where he is heading up agencies pan European clients including  Unilever, Philips, British Airways, HSBC and SKODA.  Jai is now managing Partner running a team of 90 practice within the agency, in addition to leading a WPP Horizontal account  across various agencies.

Jai is an active member of the IAB and DMA Social Media council and has previously been involved with WOMMA UK. He has a keen interest in social media measurement and influencers.

Judging panel

Sabrina Rodriguez

Global Head of Social Media & Content
Dentsu Aegis Network

Pete Grenfell

Managing Director

Trak Ellis-Hill

Executive Creative Director

Akhil Suchak


Lucy Amos

head of social media (UK)

Aaron Goldring

Executive Creative Director
Partners Andrews Aldridge and Engine

Chris Hamilton

Head of Digital
10 Downing Street and Cabinet Office Communications

Alison Traboulsi

Social Media Editor
Direct Line Group

Paul Hood

Digital Marketing Director
The Sun

Athar Abidi

Head of Social
The British Heart Foundation

Sedge Beswick

founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

Jerry Daykin

Head of Global Media Partnerships

Jai Kotecha

Managing Partner & Global WPP Lead

Amy McCulloch

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Ben Ayers

Head of Digital Brand Marketing and PR

Samantha Gray

Head of Social Media

Laura Lesser

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Angela Bertram

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Jason Townsend

Deputy Social Media Manager

Cecilia Dominici

Head of Social Media, News and Content
Cancer Research UK

Claire Twohill

director, social and innovation

Natalie Hughes

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