2021 Creative LIAisons Coaches

John Forero

President / CCO
DDB Colombia
, Colombia

John Paul Forero is current President & CCO of DDB Colombia. Before this position, one year ago, he was the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy Latin America and member of the Ogilvy Worldwide Creative Council.

Throughout his career, he has been speaker in more than 10 countries and a jury at the most important global and regional advertising festivals 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 CCO of the Ogilvy network in Latin America, he has led the process that led Ogilvy Latam to be the Most Innovative Network in the World according to Cannes Lions 2018, Latin American Network of the Year at Cannes Lions 2019 and also to be the Best Latin American Network in One Show, D&AD, Clio and Crema, the ranking that adds up all the most important global and regional festivals including Effie Awards.

Him and his team together, also achieved the recognition as one of the two most innovative agencies in the World according to Cannes Lions and the Best Agency in Latin America according to One Show and Clio. He has been recognized for 9 years from 2009 to 2018 as the Best Creative Director of Colombia and one of the 10 Best Creative Directors of Latin América according to El Ojo de Iberoamérica.


¨Our industry needs less rock stars and more songs. The coaching program promoted by LIA is a great opportunity for young talents to exploit and develop their full potential, to create those great songs that will inspire our industry in the future.¨