Founder
Platform13

Leila Fataar is the founder of Platform13 opened in August 2017 to answer challenges faced by brands in the ever changing world of agencies and creative as well as the swiftly moving cultural landscape. 

Globally known for progressive creative marketing approach from strategy to implementation rooted in culture and community, underpinned by diversity, inclusion, representation and authentic storytelling, Platform13 is an independent multidiscipline company establishing and securing long-lasting relevance for big brands. 

Powered by a small, but perfectly formed core team of multi-skilled veterans, Platform13 co-creates meaningful activity hand in hand with cultural voices (people who truly shape, create and represent culture) at the intersection of URL and IRL.  

Leila's 20 year experience, from her 10 year first youth oriented boutique agency, Spin, a stint at corporate powerhouse Edelman (UK) and in senior roles at both sportswear giant, adidas Originals (global) and drinks heavyweight, Diageo (Europe), gives her a unique ability to speak entrepreneurial, cultural and corporate fluently, enabling a sometimes new, but always credible conversation between brands and their audiences. 

Judging panel

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Kalli Swaik

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Dorinda Walker

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Parnil Sarin

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Dora Nikols

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Thomas Kolster

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Jeffrey Whitford

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Lorey Zlotnick

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Andre Campbell

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Laurie Boult

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Ben Essen

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Harriet Kingaby

Co-chair
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Leila Fataar

Founder
Platform13

Joshua Lowcock

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Fernando Desouches

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