Ash Chagla, Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Science & Sunshine

Ash is the Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Science & Sunshine, an independent creative agency in Dubai, the city she grew up in and calls home.

A brief stint in account management made Ash realize that she belonged on the other side of the agency, so she swapped powerpoint for an HB pencil and has never looked back. She began as a copywriter, working at Lowe, JWT & Y&R Dubai where she was part of the team responsible for creating notable work such as Coca-Cola’s “Hello Happiness” and helping the agency become the most awarded Middle East agency in Cannes Lions history in 2013, and Dubai Lynx Agency of the Year for 3 years in a row from 2011 – 2013.

In 2015, Ash stepped up to be joint ECD of Y&R Dubai. In the same year, she won her first D&AD Yellow Pencil and 3 Grand Prix at Dubai Lynx. Her work has been honored at Cannes Lions, The One Show, Clio Awards, & New York Festivals, and she has served on the Film Jury for Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, New York Festival, and the Radio Jury for One Show.

Along with her partners, she started Science & Sunshine in 2016 with a mission to create relevant, effective, story-driven work, and in 2021 the agency was awarded third Independent Agency of the Year at Dubai Lynx.