2023 Creative LIAisons Coaches
Global Chief Creative Officer
Wunderman Thompson Health
Renata Maia is the first Global Chief Creative Officer at Wunderman Thompson Health. She has spent much of her career at WPP agencies including VMLY&R and Grey. During her 10 years at what was then Y&R where she was regional creative director, she oversaw 19 countries and led three main creative centers of excellence.
In her prior position at AREA 23, just in 2022, Renata won over 30 awards including a Grand LIA in Art Direction in Pharma & Medical Craft plus several golds at the London International Awards, a Cannes Lion, 6 Clios, 5 MM&M awards, and 4 Bricks at the Creative Floor among many other renowned creative shows.
She has served as a juror at the London International Awards, Clio Health Awards, The New York Festival Global Awards, Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards, Clube de Criação do Paraná (Brazil) plus many Luerzer’s Archive student and work selection juries. She was part of the 50/50 Initiative from the Art Directors Club whose goal is to bring equal gender representation to the creative industries, specifically in award show juries, speaking engagements and boards of directors.
Renata was born in the US and grew up in Brazil, and she has a multinational family with her brother being German, her sisters Brazilian, one grandfather British and the other Portuguese. Renata hails from a variety of influences and she believes in breaking barriers and bias, given that human truth resides in the center of different points of view.
Renata is passionate about transforming thought-provoking ideas into stunningly crafted work. She is a champion for giving a voice to diversity and generating inclusiveness, to create an environment full of collaboration and creativity. She believes that not only must our industry give meaning to science, but it must also be a trailblazer in improving health all over the world.