2023 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Mihai-Bogdan Gongu

Executive Creative Director SEE
Cheil Centrade
, Romania

True to his surname, Mihai won over 150 gongs in his 18 year career spanning two continents. 
His latest crop with Cheil Centrade, Bucharest includes an IAB Mixx Europe Grand Prix, a Gold LIA, a Gold LIA, a Gold Effie, a Silver Euro Effie, as well as the Most Awarded Agency at Webstock Awards and in the Top FICE.
Before his current regional creative lead role for Cheil Worldwide Southeast Europe, he has helped TOMORROW Shanghai win two back-to-back titles of Greater China Boutique Agency of the Year. 
Prior to that, he has led GMP/Jung von Matt Bucharest to two titles of CEE Independent Agency of the Year at Golden Drum. He has also been a Global CD on MINI. at Jung von Matt/Spree Berlin and helped the legendary German network win Independent Agency of the Year titles at NYF, D&AD and Cannes Lions, respectively.
He has served on several international juries including LIA, D&AD, ADC Europe, The Intercontinental Cup, Euro Effies, and has been a jury president in Golden Drum and WINA Awards.
He loves to learn from students, so he did that as a tutor at Miami Ad School in Berlin and the Cannes Lions Academy in Bucharest.