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Contagious / Berlin School / Scholarship Winner

by Contagious Team

Congratulations to Barry Mowszowski, strategy group head at OMD Sydney, who has been awarded the Contagious Berlin School Scholarship

Barry Mowszowski will receive €20,000 ($26,100) in tuition support for the next Berlin School EMBA program, starting September 2013. 

The Scholarship for Creative Leadership was offered to accomplished senior executives in the creative industries with a strong professional background and track record of creative excellence. This year the Berlin School Scholarship selection committee received applications from 15 countries and five continents, spanning many industries.

Mowszowski will bring extensive international media agency experience to the Berlin School as well as exciting ideas about positioning communications strategies as the instigator of creative excellence. 

Mowszowski said: 'I am incredibly appreciative of the fact that I have been awarded the Contagious scholarship to undertake an EMBA at the Berlin School. The Berlin School is a once in a lifetime experience to recalibrate your mind in collaboration with a class of inspired and driven creatively-minded people sourced from around the world. I'm excited for this new adventure and cannot wait for the start of the first module in September 2013 in Berlin.'

As strategy group head at OMD Sydney, Mowszowski has worked on companies such as McDonald's Australia, Sony Entertainment/PlayStation/Mobile, Pernod Ricard and Frucor Beverages Portfolio. He has also won awards including the 2013 Festival of Media Award for Best Social Media Campaign and best Targeted Campaign for Starcom MediaVest Group Client, Suncorp Insurance, for his work on the "One Million Kilo Challenge". 

Simon Wylie, Contagious' CEO, said that 'Contagious is proud to champion leading and innovative creative work from around the world, so we are delighted to partner with the Berlin School to help develop a new breed of thinkers and leaders, all of whom will be responsible for raising standards and developing ideas across the creative industries.'