Regional Creative Director for Middle East and Pakistan @ BBDO
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 more than 120+ international awards in his career, including Gold Cannes Lions (twice), Gold Clios, Grand Prix Dubai Lynx and the United Nations Peace award.
Rez started as a Physics undergraduate before ending up in advertising and design 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, HP, and the band INXS (a story he would love to tell you over tea).
In quest for adventure, Rez moved to the Middle East, and quickly became one of the most prolific award winners in the region. Besides leading BBDO Pakistan to be named Campaign’s Agency of the Year twice in a row (2015, 2016), Rez has represented the country at jury panels at 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, and lectured on political art at Oxford University.