Regional Creative Director for Middle East & Pakistan, BBDO, UAE / CHAIRMAN OF JURY


Ranked amongst the Top 15 Creative Directors in the world by The Directory, and named 2018 South Asia Creative of the Year by Campaign magazine, Ali has won more than 350 international awards in his career, including Gold Cannes Lions, Gold Clios, Gold Effie, D&AD pencils, Grand Prix Dubai Lynx amongst many others.

Having worked in 6 different countries on 4 continents, the majority of his career spent in the USA, he is now based in Dubai. As Regional Creative Director for Middle East and Pakistan, he has won Campaign Brief Asia Agency of the Year three times in a row, AdStars Agency of the Year, and has helped BBDO Worldwide win Network of the Year at Cannes Lions, Effies, Dubai Lynx, and Spikes Asia.

Has been invited as jury member at Cannes Lions, Clios, Effies, AdStars; and as Jury President at Spikes Asia and Adfest. He has lectured at Oxford University, exhibited at Tate UK, spoken at Tedx, and has traveled to 122 countries.