Mike Cooper, CEO PHD Worldwide, and Verica Djurdjevic, CEO PHD UK, are two of eight media executives shortlisted for Media Leader of the Year in the Media Week Awards. The list was narrowed down from over 30 entrants.

Mike first joined Omincom Media Group in 1997 and spent the subsequent 10 years in a variety of roles across Asia-Pacific. In 2005 he launched PHD across the Asia-Pacific region, and two years later returned to London to become PHD’s Worldwide CEO.

Verica joined PHD in 2009, working as Managing Partner on Sainsbury’s and Macmillan Cancer Support before becoming Managing Director in 2013. She was promoted to CEO of PHD UK in 2017.

PHD UK is also one of six agencies shortlisted for Media Agency of the Year. It’s the fifth consecutive year PHD UK has been nominated for the award, and the eighth time within the last decade.

Three more nominations come in the categories of Best Use of Audio, Media Creativity and Agency Media Idea – Launch for PHD UK’s work with Volkswagen and Virgin Atlantic.

Voting for the Media Week Awards will open soon.

See the full list of nominations on Media Week.