Ali Rez

Ali Rez

Regional Executive Creative Director at BBDO Worldwide
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

About me

Ranked amongst Top 15 Creative Directors in the world by The Big Won Report. 17+ years creative leadership experience in the USA, Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Won more than 200 international awards: Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clios, Effies, The One Show, Spikes Asia, CA, London International Awards, Dubai Lynx. Speaker at Oxford University and TedX.


Regional Creative Director, Middle East & Pakistan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
July 2016 - Present (5 years 6 months)
Most awarded agency in MENAPak.Network of the Year at Cannes Lions 2017,Agency of the Year at Dubai Lynx 2017,Agency of the Year at Campaign 2016,Network of the Year at APAC Effies 2017.
Creative Director
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 2014 - July 2016 (2 years 3 months)
Creative Director on MasterCard, Lipton, Coca Cola, Nestlé, Nivea, Emirates NBD, Sony.Awarded Most Effective Agency in the world 2016 - Effies
Creative Director
BBDO Worldwide
July 2013 - April 2014 (9 months)
Pepsi, Foundation for Fundamental RightsFirst Cannes Lion winner for the country. Campaign Agency of the Year.
Chief Creative Officer, Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan
December 2010 - July 2013 (2 years 7 months)
Head & Shoulders, Pampers, Ariel, Mobilink/VimplecomLeadership of a 35-member creative department producing 50+ TVCs a year.
Creative Director, Middle East and North Africa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
March 2010 - December 2010 (9 months)
Visa, Pfizer.
Creative Director
San Francisco, United States
August 2008 - March 2010 (1 year 7 months)
HP, Intel.
Associate Creative Director
Irvine, United States
January 2000 - August 2008 (8 years 7 months)
7UP, ChevronTexaco, Dr Pepper, Adobe, Clorox, SunMaid, MGM.
Advertising Instructor
San Francisco, United States
January 2005 - December 2007 (2 years 11 months)



July 2018 - July 2018 ()

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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