Ranked amongst the Top 15 Creative Directors and the Top 10 Art Directors in the world by the The Big Won Report, Ali Rez has won practically every major advertising award in his 18+ year career.
Rez started as a Physics undergraduate before ending up in advertising in San Francisco, where – when not involved in mountain biking accidents - he spent more than a decade working on global brands such as Adobe, 7UP, ChevronTexaco and HP.
In quest for adventure, Rez moved to the Middle East, and quickly became one of the most prolific award winners in the region, while managing global brands such as the PepsiCo portfolio, P&G, MasterCard, Lipton and Nestlé across Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
Besides leading BBDO to be named Agency of the Year twice in a row, and contributing to the Cannes Lions Network of the Year Awards, Rez has won more than 250 international awards, and has been part of prestigious jury panels at Cannes Lions, Clios, Effies, and Spikes Asia.
Rez has lived and worked in several cities - including Beijing, San Francisco, New York, London, Lahore, and Dubai. He has spoken at Tedx, exhibited at major museums such as Tate UK, lectured at Oxford University, captained a cricket team in California, and - being a firm believer that curiosity leads to creativity - has traveled to 118 countries.