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FCB hires Andrés Ordóñez as CCO of Chicago from Energy BBDO


By Kyle O'Brien, Creative Works Editor

August 7, 2019 | 3 min read

FCB has hired Andrés Ordóñez as chief creative officer of FCB Chicago, coming over from Energy BBDO.

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Andrés Ordóñez (second from left) joins the FCB Chicago leadership team

Ordóñez joins president Michael Fassnacht in leading the agency and will work closely with global chief creative officer Susan Credle. He will also be a part of FCB’s Global Creative Council.

“We made a dream list of a diverse group of people we felt would take FCB Chicago to the next level. I was humbled by the response. As we spoke to these talented leaders, one person kept rising to the top: Andrés Ordóñez. Across disciplines, I kept hearing, ‘It’s Andrés.’ Andrés made an impression on all of us. But what is even more impressive are the beautiful words shared by people who have worked with him. FCB, and the industry at large, will benefit from Andrés’ leadership,” said Credle.

Ordónez has spent the last five years at Energy BBDO, where his innovative approach across the agency’s diverse range of clients – including Wrigley, Bayer, MillerCoors, SC Johnson, American Egg Board, Avocados From Mexico, National Safety Council, Ocean Spray and Luxottica – led him to be the 17th most awarded chief creative officer in the world, according to The Drum’s Big Won Rankings.

“I am very happy to have the chance to work with Susan. I have always thought I was destined to work with her. Even before I ever met her, it felt like I was in her orbit because of the places we both worked and the kinds of ideas we have created for brands. I know we will do great things together,” said Ordóñez.

“We were looking for someone with an equal passion for amazing work and great people. Andrés is that person. He is a world-class creative talent and true industry pioneer with a strong track record of cutting-edge work. I am excited to partner with him as we continue to chart our creative course,” said Fassnacht, chief executive officer and president of FCB Chicago.

In the span of his career, Ordónez has received top industry accolades including multiple Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, One Show, New York Festivals, Warc, Effies and others.

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