Jury President | Special Section


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  • company

    DDB Paris

  • position

    CEO & CCO

  • website

about the jury

Alexander Kalchev is the CCO & Co-CEO of DDB Paris, where he oversees a variety of brands such as VolkswagenSpotifyMcDonaldsSalomonAmazon PrimeTAG HeuerUNESCO and Amnesty International, among others.

Born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, Alexander joined DDB Paris right after his graduation. He was profiled in Creativity’s Creatives to Know and was choses as one of the ADC New York’s Young Guns 12 classThe Centaur for Honda – the first film he directed himself – was awarded a silver film lion in Cannes.

At just 30, he became the youngest Chief Creative Officer in the history of the agency. Since taking over the creative leadership of DDB Paris, the agency has been named multiple times Agency of the Year in France with Alexander becoming the only foreigner to win three times Creative Director of the Year. Under Alexander’s leadership, his teams have won over 50 Lions in CannesADC NY and One Show GoldsGrand Clio, multiple Eurobest Grand PrixD&AD Yellow Pencils, and shiny trinkets from all other major advertising festivals.

Alexander respects good, honest work that speaks for itself.