Fernando Desouches shortlisted for IPA's iList

The IPA has published a shortlist of 63 contenders for its iList – a roll call of ad practitioners who are helping to make adland a more inclusive place.

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The list spans all levels of job role, from chief executive to HR, from creative to strategy – at agencies and media owners, as well as freelancers and Fernando Desouches, Managing Director of New Macho at BBD Perfect Storm is one of the nominees - congratulations Fernando!

Everyone appearing in the shortlist has been invited to be interviewed by a panel of industry luminaries, including Karen Blackett, UK country manager at WPP and chairwoman of MediaCom.

The final iList, which is sponsored by Unilever, will be announced at a celebratory gala in May and will feature in Campaign.

The iList is designed to promote inclusivity in adland, celebrating role models who have helped to make the industry a more inclusive one.

You can view the full list here

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