European Marketer of the Year 2024 Finalists Announced!
07 Mar 2024


Brussels, 07-03-2024.


The European Marketing Confederation (EMC) is delighted to announce the finalists for the European Marketer of the Year Award 2024. Eight of Europe’s top strategic marketers have qualified for this prestigous award.


The majority of European countries recognise their National Marketing Champion each year. The EMC is now searching for the best of these Champions of marketing and business through a formal competition to identify the European Marketer of the Year 2024. All marketing associations across Europe were asked to nominate their National Marketing Champion and the first phase of the formal selection procedure has been completed and the final candidates are now identified.


A professional jury will interview these shortlisted candidates and select an ultimate winner. The European Marketer of the Year 2024 will be crowned on the 27th of June in Madrid, during the National Marketing Awards gala of Spain.


The finalists are already national winners and it is a great honor to be nominated for the European Marketer of the Year award. This award is supported by the twelve leading marketing associations in Europe. Only the best of the best can compete in this prestigious award.


The finalists in random order are:

  • Béla Szabó               Telekom HU                 (Hungary)
  • Gráinne Wafer          Diageo                         (Ireland)
  • Teresa Lameias        Porsche Holding          (Portugal)
  • Gemma Juncá          IBERIA                        (Spain)
  • Giedrė Vilkė            Swissmoney                 (Lithuania)
  • Ella Swain               University of Salford    (UK)
  • Thomas Saliger       XXXLutz                      (Austria
  • Ulrich Klenke         Deutsche Telekom         (Germany)


EMC is proud to recognise these outstanding marketers who have displayed exceptional strategic management skills, driving results and buiding sustainable businesses across the region and globally.  Professional marketers offer business a strategic, customer-centric capability that converts to sustainable competitive advantage in the market.  This shortlist represents the very best of marketing professionalism in Europe and should inspire the next generation of business and marketing graduates on their career journeys.