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The 200 most-awarded advertising chief creative officers of 2021

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By Sam Bradley | Senior Reporter

February 7, 2022 | 21 min read

The World Creative Rankings, in partnership with Twitch, is the definitive guide to advertising’s most creative brands, agencies and people. Having last week announced which agencies and networks won the most creative awards, today we look at the individuals who created those award-winning campaigns.

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Which chief creative officers will lead this year’s World Creative Rankings?

As part of The Drum’s World Creative Rankings – an original, industry-spanning effort to chart creative performance across the advertising world – our researchers have identified the most successful chief creative officers of the last year.

Explore the best-performing campaigns, agencies and brands in this year’s World Creative Rankings.

The World Creative Rankings, compiled by our researchers after an exhaustive review of the industry’s award schemes, chart the creative performance of creatives via their campaigns. Later this week, we’ll name the best executive creative directors, art directors, copywriters and creative directors in adland.

The top chief creative officers in the world

Country Rank Agency
1 Bruno Bertelli Publicis WW/Publicis Italy
2 Frederic Levron Dentsu International
3 Pancho Cassis David Miami
4 Cristiana Boccassini Publicis Italy
5 Alex Grieve AMV BBDO
6 Andres Ordonez FCB Chicago
7 Mike Spirkovski Saatchi & Saatchi Australia
7 Jorg Riommi Publicis Groupe CEE
9 Eduardo Marques Publicis Groupe Netherlands and Belgium
10 Till Diestel BBDO Germany
11 Gabriel Schmitt FCB New York
12 Alexander Schill Serviceplan Group
13 Tom Murphy McCann North America
13 Sean Bryan McCann North America
15 Menno Kluin Dentsu International
16= Debbi Vandeven VMLY&R Kansas City
16= Sergio Gordilho Africa Sao Paulo
18 Bernardo Romero The Bloc
19 Dennis May Publicis Germany
20 Brian Murray Zulu Alpha Kilo
21 Tim Hawkey Area23
22 Matt Eastwood McCann Health
23 David Lubars BBDO New York
24 Liz Taylor Ogilvy
25= Frank Cartagena The Community
25= Jose Molla The Community
25 Joaquin Molla The Community
28= Tim Gordon Droga5
28= Felix Richter Droga5
30= Sebastian Tarazaga Wunderman Thompson Argentina
30= Daniel Minaker Wunderman Thompson Argentina
32 Riccardo Tisci Burberry
33 Michael Aimette FCB New York
34 Matthias Harbeck Serviceplan Group
35 Laurence Thomson McCann London
35 Rob Doubal McCann London
37 Ant White Sunday Gravy & Cuttable
38 June Laffey Topi Topi Retreat/McCann Health
39 Greg Hahn Mischief USA
40 Sam Bergen Illumination
41= Jeff Hilts FCB Toronto (former)
41= Nancy Crimi-Lamanna FCB Toronto
41= Tiffany Rolfe R/GA New York
41= Paul Shearer Wunderman Thompson
45 Walid Kanaan TBWA\RAAD
46 Aaron Starkman Rethink
47 Peter Ignazi Cossette
48= Joao Braga Wunderman Thompson Australia
48= Park Wannasiri Wunderman Thompson Thailand
50= Daniel Bonner Wunderman Thompson London
50= Bas Korsten Wunderman Thompson Netherlands
52 Diego Wallach Publicis Worldwide Mexico
53= Adrian Botan McCann Worldgroup
53= Natalia Benincasa Wunderman Thompson Argentina
53= Damon Stapleton The Monkeys/Accenture Interactive
56= Reed Collins Ogilvy Asia
56= Remi Babinet BETC Paris
58 Susan Credle FCB Global
59 Andrew McKechnie Verizon
60 John Godsey VMLY&R
61 Marco Venturelli Publicis Conseil
62 Noel Cottrell VMLY&R
63 David Kolbusz Droga5
64 Rob Lenois VaynerMedia
65= Hugo Veiga AKQA Sao Paulo
65= Harshad Rajadhyaksha Ogilvy India
65= Diego Machado AKQA Sao Paulo
68= Glenn Cole 72andSunny
68= David Federico No Fixed Address
68= Josh Budd Citizen Relations
71= Ian Mackenzie Performance Art / FCB/Six
71= Dani Richa BBDO Worldwide
71= Juggi Ramakrishnan Ogilvy (former)
74= Kainaz Karmakar Ogilvy India
74= Pepe Marais Joe Public United
76 Nicolas Courant Ogilvy Singapore
77 Robby Mathew FCB Interface
78= Owen Lee FCB Inferno
78= Melvyn Lim Apple
80 Lucas Peon The Gate London
81= Gustavo Lauria We Believers
81= Carlos Moreno Broken Heart Love Affair
83 Vicki Maguire Havas London
84 Xolisa Dyeshana Joe Public United
85 Alan Kelly Rothco
86 Ari Weiss DDB Worldwide
87= Keiichi Higuchi Dentsu Tokyo
87= Jason Schragger Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles
87= Tosh Hall Jones Knowles Ritchie
90= John Boiler 72andSunny
90= Paul Bichler Saatich & Saatchi/Woven
90= Daniel Lobaton Saatchi & Saatchi New York
93 Britt Nolan Leo Burnett Chicago
94 Peter Khoury TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
95= Diether Kerner FischerAppelt Germany
95= Fred Saldanha VMLY&R
97= Tony Bradbourne Special Group
97= Andreas Dahlqvist Nord DDB
97= Dr. Stephan Vogel Ogilvy
100 Stephane Xiberras BETC Paris
101= Andy DiLallo Milk & Honey United
101= Chaka Sobhani Leo Burnett
101= Jimmie Stone Meta
101= Fabian Frese Kolle Rebbe
105 Andre Laurentino Ogilvy UK
105 David Droga Accenture Interactive
107 Icaro Doria Hill Holiday
108 Giant Kung Ogilvy Taiwan
109 Torsak Chuenprapar Wolf BKK
110= Lisa Greenberg Leo Burnett Canada
110= Richard Brim Adam&Eve/DDB
112 Gabriel Mattar Innocean Worldwide Europe
113= Sukesh Nayak Ogilvy India
113= Graham Lang Juniper Park \ TBWA
113= Martin Cedergren Lindex
116 Margaret Johnson Goodby Silverstein & Partners
117 Juan Pablo Alvarez Ogilvy Andean
118 Jay Russell GSD&M Advertising
119= Emmanuel Upputuru Cheil India
119= Jason Williams Leo Burnett Australia
121 Alejandro Ditrolio Cheil Worldwide
122 Mauricio Sarmiento Leo Burnett Colombia
123= Levi Slavin Howatson+Company
123= Jessica Apellaniz Ogilvy Latam
125= Luiz Sanches AlmapBBDO
125= Anne de Maupeou Marcel Worldwide
125= Paul Nagy VMLY&R Australia and New Zealand
125= Rafael Pitanguy VMLY&R Sao Paulo
129= Brent Anderson TBWA\Media Arts Lab
129= Ergin Binyildiz Havas Creative Group Turkey
131= Ben Couzens Thinkerbell
131= Graham Drew Grey Group
131= Jeremy Craigen The Craigen Partnership
131= Fred Raillard Fred & Farid
131= Farid Mokart Fred & Farid
136= Carlos Andres Rodriguez David Bogota
136= Denise Rossetto Broken Heart Love Affair
136= Todd Mackie Broken Heart Love Affair
139= Kathy Delaney Publicis Health/Saatchi Wellness
139= Cam Blackley M&C Saatchi Australia
139= Tomas Vondracek WMC/Grey / Actum
139= Paul Chan Cheil Hong Kong
143= Rafael Rizuto BBH
143= Jason Xenopoulos WPP on Ford / VMLY&R New York
145= Matthias Spaetgens Scholz & Friends
145= Sean McBride Arnold Worldwide
147 Chafic Haddad Wunderman Thompson MENA
148= Pete Case Ogilvy South Africa
148= Simon Morris Amazon
150= Bjoern Bremer Ogilvy
150= Kalpesh Patankar Leo Burnett Dubai
150= Christian Caldwell McCann Worldgroup Lima
153= Rory Hamilton Boys+Girls
153= Santosh Padhi Taproot Dentsu
153= Daniel Payan Wunderman Thompson Bogota
156= Kelsey Horne Taxi
156= Steve Aldridge Wunderman Thompson London
156= Alexis Bronstorph Taxi
159= Catalin Dobre McCann Worldgroup
159= Swati Bhattacharya The Bajaj Group (former)
161= Brian Collins Collins
161= Mitch Bennett Baldwin&
161= AJ Joseph Adobe
164= Paul Kinsella Havas Lynx Group
164= Jon Chapman Havas Lynx Group
164= Doug Schiff Ogilvy Japan
164= Atit Shah Digitas North America
168= Jung A Kim Innocean Worldwide Seoul
168= Dimitri Guerassimov VMLY&R Paris
168= Neil Heymann Publicis Groupe
171 Erh Ray BETC/Havas
172 Kazoo Sato TBWA\Hakuhodo
173= Javier Campopiano Grey Group Europe
173= Levente Kovacs The Network/White Rabbit Budapest
173= Istvan Bracsok The Network/White Rabbit Budapest
176= Rahul Mathew DDB Mudra Group
176= Woon Hoh Hakuhodo Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore
178= Alba Vence FCB&Fire
178= Luis Silva Dias FCB International
178= Stefan Ronge Edelman
178= Juan Ciapessoni The Electric Factory
182= Michael Dee United Communication group
182= Oskar Lubeck Bold
182= Zak Mroueh Zulu Alpha Kilo
185= Adam Hessel Ogilvy Health
185= Josh Stein McCann Canada
187= Gilles Fichteberg Rosapark
187= Jean-Francois Sachief creative officer Rosapark
187= Dan Kelleher Deutsch (former)
187= Andy Jex TBWA\London
191= Toby Talbot Ogilvy Australia & New Zealand
191= Steve Cochran Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand
191= Chris Beresford-Hill Ogilvy
194= Steve Persico Leo Burnett Toronto
194= Melvin Mangada TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno
194= Dave Price McCann Manchester
194= Joe Sciarrotta Ogilvy Worldwide
194= Tobias Ahrens INGO Hamburg
199= James Robinson Momentum Worldwide
199= Camilo Carvajal Publicis Colombia

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