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Cannes Lions 2024: Introducing Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Ezra Fetch, Gautam Reghunath news

Cannes Lions 2024: Introducing Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Ezra Fetch, Gautam Reghunath

Marketing Report is running a series of articles introducing speakers participating at this year’s Cannes Lions.

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Founder, Muslim Girl

Amani is a critically-acclaimed author, activist and social media pioneer. She founded, the award-winning media company championing Muslim women's voices in today’s society. Named by The Economist as a “generation prophet,” Amani’s opinions have been published in TIME, Washington Post, Variety Magazine, and many more.

Amani starred in the Emmy-nominated show “The Secret Life of Muslims” and created Teen Vogue’s Webby Award-winning “Ask A Muslim Girl” video series. She currently hosts “Muslim Girl Says” on Snap Discover, the most-watched English language show marketed to Muslim women on the platform. Her book “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” (Simon & Schuster) is a 2x Editors’ Pick on The New York Times Bestsellers’ List.

The Amani Company expands on the founder’s creative vision at the intersection of culture and purpose through diverse storytelling, fashion, marketing, Hollywood TV/film projects and beyond. She has previously spoken alongside President Bill Clinton, TV showrunner Shonda Rhimes, feminist leader Gloria Steinem, among many others.

Ezra Frech

U.S. Paralympian and Co-Founder, Angel City Sports

Ezra Frech is a U.S. Paralympian and disability advocate. Ezra was born with congenital limb differences, missing his left knee, left fibula and fingers on his left hand. He received his first prosthetic leg at 11 months old and later had surgery to remove the lower part of his left leg and to transplant a toe from the amputated foot to his left hand.

Ezra made his Paralympic debut at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, finishing fifth in high jump and eighth in long jump. In 2023, he won the World Championships in High Jump, breaking the men’s high jump T63 world record. Ezra is currently training for the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

Ezra is working to break the systemic barriers that exist for people with disabilities. In 2013, together with his family, Ezra co-founded Angel City Sports, providing free year-round adaptive sports programming for kids, adults and veterans with physical disabilities or visual impairments.

Gautam Reghunath

Co-Founder and CEO, Talented.Agency

Gautam Reghunath is Co-founder and CEO of Talented, an employee-owned independent creative agency from India. In two years Talented’s work has seen them heralded as one of India's top creative hot shops & counts itself among the country's winningest agencies at Cannes Lions.

More importantly, they're champions of a new ‘agency experience’ founded on respect for human values. The agency is prototyping radical policies that include employee equity ownership, paid interviews, re-imagined thinking around time-off, credit culture, & entry-level salaries etc. All of this manifested through a fully public agency handbook.

Previously, Gautam spent 11 years at Dentsu Webchutney India (dentsu creative), the last few as CEO when the agency became Cannes Lions Global AOTY ’22 - a first for India. He has over 100 creative awards to his name including multiple Grand Prix and a Titanium at Cannes Lions.