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Lankan born globally acclaimed creative expert to visit Leo Burnett

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Anthony Chelvanathan, the globally recognized, Sri Lankan born Group Creative Director of Leo Burnett Canadais set to visit Sri Lanka to share his valuable expertise with the local Leo Burnett team. During his visit, Anthony will conduct a series of creative workshops, presentations and brainstorming sessions and will share his vast experience and knowledge with Leo Burnett’s team members and clients, as well as members of the local marketing communications industry.

Currently heading the creative team of Leo Burnett Canada, Anthony Chelvanathan has been at the forefront of the creative industry for the past six years and has been regarded as one of the top art directors in the world since 2009. Having thrived in the industry for the last decade, Anthony has been recognized with nearly every national and international industrial accolade and honour. His exceptional work that spans over 15 years in both the traditional and digital spaces has led him to being ranked the number one Art Director in Canada, four times over by Strategy Magazine. Renowned as a multi-award-winning personality, Anthony secured the no. 6 ranking in the world in The Gunn Report in 2009, for his outstanding campaign for James Ready Beer. He also made The Creativity Magazine’s top 10 list and the Won Report’s top 3 list in the same year. 

Over the course of his career, Anthony has also contributed significantly to spearheading the excellence of the Leo Burnett Toronto team by helping the company become ADCC’s Agency of the Year in 2011, as well as the only Canadian agency on the Cannes Report’s top 10 list in North America. In 2012, he received a record four awards at Cannes, 23 at The One Show and nine at the Andy’s. In 2013, Anthony was awarded with the highly prestigious Silver Lion award as well as a globally recognized DA&D award. To date, Anthony has worked with some of the most prestigious brands in the world including James Ready Beer, Coors Light, IKEA, Procter and Gamble, Kellogg, Raising the Roof, and many more.

Commenting on Anthony Chelvanathan’s visit, Ranil de Silva – Managing Director, 

Leo Burnett Sri Lanka said: “It will be an absolute honour for us to have Anthony Chelvanathan, an iconic industry expert, visiting the local Leo Burnett office. The time that he spends at Leo Burnett Sri Lanka will provide a truly enriching experience for our entire team. His unparalleled experience and expertise will enable our team to expand their knowledge and fine-tune their skills, whilst strengthening their creativity and strategic abilities to create world-class integrated advertising campaigns.” 

Commenting on his upcoming visit, Anthony Chelvanathan – Group Creative Director, 

Leo Burnett Canada said: “I am delighted that I will have the opportunity to visit Leo Burnett 

Sri Lanka, and share my story and ideas with the agency’s dynamic team of talented professionals. I also look forward to meeting the agency’s clients and conducting an array of workshops and sessions to support the development of the local marketing communications industry.” 


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