Alexander Schill was born 1969 with a Canadian passport and studied at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin. His advertising career began in 1994 when he joined Springer & Jacoby in Hamburg where he rapidly rose upthrough the ranks, becoming CCO in 2003. In 2006, Alex Schill left to become Associate Partner and Member of the Board at Serviceplan Group. Since 2008 he is Global Chief Creative Officer of the entire agency group worldwide and presently in charge of 26 offices in 16 countries. As Global CCO and Partner, he massively increased the international awareness of Europe’s largest independent agency group and pushed it to the top numbers of national and international Creativity ranks, No. 1 Digital Agency (PAGE) and No. 2 Creative Agency in Germany (W&V, Horizont). In 2018, Serviceplan is also featured in the Top 50 most creative agencies worldwide at Gunn Report. In 2012 Schill had the honour of being crowned number 1 Creative Director worldwide at PIAF and also being chosen as third best Global Chief Creative Officer at Big Won. He is a regular speaker at the international creative awards circuit, and has given keynote speeches at Cannes, Dubai Lynx, Eurobest and the Loerie Awards. Alex has been jury president at Cannes Lions, CLIO, Eurobest, LIA and D&AD and has won more than 65 Cannes Lions to date including two Grand Prix. He created award-winning campaigns like DOT, the world’s first Braille Smartwatch, which won awards at all the major international festivals like Black, Yellow and Graphite pencils at D&AD, Art Directors Club of Europe, Cannes Lions, CLIO awards and Epica.