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 (2015, 2016), Rez has won more than
200 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 117 countries.