John Raul Forero, President and Chief Creative Officer, DDB Colombia 

Current President and Chief Creative Officer of DDB Colombia. Throughout his career, he has been Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Latin America, member of the World Creative Board of Ogilvy and Global Creative Leader of The Coca Cola Company account.

Throughout his career, he has been jury at the most important advertising festivals worldwide and regionally such as Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, London International Awards, New York Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Fiap, Wave and Effie Latam .

As President of DDB Colombia, he led the agency to be the Agency of the Year at Effie Latam 2021 and Effie Colombia 2021 & 2023.

As CCO of the Ogilvy network in Latin America, he led the process that led the network to be the Most Innovative Network in the World according to Cannes Lions, Latin American Network of the Year at Cannes Lions and London Festival and also to be the Best Latin American Network in One Show, D&AD, Clio and Crema, the ranking that sums up all the most important global and regional festivals, including the Effie Awards.

Throughout his career he has won 64 Lions at Cannes, including the Grand Prix, as well as the Grand Clio, the World’s Most Innovative Agency according to Cannes Lions, Agency of the Year in El Sol, and has been named as the best Creative Director in Colombia and one of the 10 best Creative Directors of the Continent for 9 years at El Ojo de Iberoamérica and also one of the 101 Best Advertisers in the World according Forbes.