Amir Kassaei, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide, joined the line up of speakers at London International Awards 2015 Creative LIAisons program.
Kassaei is the latest industry figure to be announced for this year’s program, adding to a star-studded bill of speakers that includes: John Merrifield, Ted Royer, Matt Eastwood, Emad Tahtouh, John Mescall, Ralph van Dijk,Chris Smith, Pum Lefebure, Dörte Spengler-Ahrens, Taras Wayner and Keynote Speaker Daymond John.
Barbara Levy, LIA President:
This is Amir’s third year speaking to the Creative LIAisons attendees. Amir is one of the most straightforward and inspiring individuals this industry has to offer. His continued presence is a way for him to directly reach out and share his wisdom with all of the bright young talent.
In 2003, Kassaei joined DDB as Chief Creative Officer and Associate Partner of DDB Germany, where he quickly helped reshape the agency. After joining the agency as one the youngest Chief Creative Officers in company history, he quickly transformed it into one of the most creative and successful agencies in the world. Under his leadership, DDB Germany has also been ranked the most awarded German agency in the History of the Gunn Report. In February 2011, Kassaei was appointed DDB Worldwide Chief Creative Officer.
He is one of the most awarded Creatives in the World, he and his teams are the recipients of more than 8,000 national and international awards, including more than 250 Cannes Lions in the past five years.
The LIA 2015 Entry System is now accepting entries through August. Judging will take place from 1st October to 10th October. The shortlists will be announced as each judging session concludes, with winners being announced 10th November.