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Vice President - Marketing and Business Development

Farmani Group @idesignawards


Founded in 2007, the IDA exists to recognize, celebrate and promote exceptional design visionaries and discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design worldwide. The Farmani Group created the International Design Awards as a design sibling of their Annual Lucie Awards for Photography. Jill Grinda joined the Farmani Group as the Vice President for the IDA in 2020.
With more than three decades of international experience Jill has held senior business development roles in major media groups including Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, CNBC and Reuters News Agency.
In addition to her background in commercial sales, negotiating strategic partnerships and content distribution for media multinationals Jill is also an accomplished event designer. Over the past 30 years, Grinda has participated in and/or led the creation of world-class events across the globe.
She created events for the Australian Wool Corporation throughout the 1980s - including the Young Designer Awards and the Bicentennial Wool Collection at the Sydney Opera House in 1988 (where the guests of honour were Prince Charles and Princess Diana); followed by a project working on La Marseillaise - the bicentennial celebration of the French Revolution which was produced by the French Ministry of Culture and directed by legendary Jean-Paul Goude.
Jill Grinda is a dynamic leader with a diverse skillset in digital content sales management, commercial strategy, music rights, business development, events, PR and communications. Connected to a broad network of international C-Suite media executives she holds a successful track record in planning and executing revenue growth and turnaround strategies and developing and leading effective teams. Jill has worked extensively on a global basis and has held several board positions. She lives in Paris and founded the consultancy JillCo Consultancy.

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