Nizan Guanaes is founder and partner of Grupo ABC, the largest Latin American communications group.
Visionary and entrepreneur, Nizan was named by The Financial Times one of the 5 most influential Brazilians, he is the only Brazilian among the 21 most influential personalities in the world of media and marketing according to Advertising Age, and was listed as one of the world's 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine.
In 2013, Exame, Brazil's most important business publication, named him one of the 16 Brazilian entrepreneurs that could make history, reported that he is among the ones that has the best reputations in the country. In addition, for the third year in a row, Reader's Digest named him the most trusted adman in Brazil, was elected Leader of the Year in 2014 by GQ magazine and was also considered one of the leaders with best reputation in the country by Exame magazine.
This year Nizan was named a member of the Global Creative Council of WGSN, a company specialized in creative intelligence business, and also joined the International Board of Directors of The One Show, one of the main advertising festivals in the world.
For more than 20 years Nizan has dedicated a large portion of his time to social causes, especially those related to entrepreneurship, education, and the preservation of Brazil's cultural heritage. He is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and is a member of UNAIDS, the high-level HIV Prevention Commission. He participated in the creation of Together For Girls, a global public-private partnership dedicated to eliminating sexual violence against children with a particular focus on girls. Nizan is also an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum, Endeavor and the Women in the World Foundation.