Ali Shabaz on the jury panel for D&AD

Ali Shabaz
This year’s D&AD will see Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer of Grey Group Southeast Asia, as a jury for the Creativity for Good (White Pencil) category.

Ali’s career spans over 20 years across three markets, India, Middle East and Singapore. He has worked on various big brands which include Visa, HSBC, Sunsilk, KFC, FedEx, ICI Paints, Qatar Airways, Pizza Hut, SilkAir and Glaxo Smith Kline.

Under his leadership since 2010, Grey Singapore has won a multitude of international creative awards, in 2013 the agency was named “Creative Agency of the Year” at the Singapore Press Holdings iink Awards.

Grey Jakarta, also under his leadership has risen to the third spot in the country’s creative rankings.

During his earlier tenure at JWT Singapore, the agency emerged as the third most awarded office within the WPP network and the most awarded JWT office in the world.

Selected to be the Chairman at the 2014 Creative Circle Awards or Gong Show as it is popularly known, Ali counts a slew of awards- 18 Cannes Lions, Effies, Silver nominations at D&AD, One Show Pencils, Clios, Grand Prix at Media Spikes, Grand Prix at Ink Awards – that placed him firmly among the top creative leaders in Asia.

Ali has been ranked among the 10 “ hottest” creative people in Asia by Campaign Brief and one of the top 10 ECD’s in the region. He was being honoured “Advertising Professional of the Year” by Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS) and has been voted one of the “Most Influential Creative Directors” in Singapore by IAS every year, since 2007.

In addition to his accolades, The Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame has nominated Ali as one of Singapore’s Most Influential Creative Director for 2014.

“D&AD celebrates and nurtures outstanding work in the design and advertising industry each year with its international creative awards. A D&AD Pencil is recognised the world over as a shining symbol of the very highest creative achievement.” – D&AD



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