2024 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Joanna Monteiro

Co-Chief Creative Officer
Africa Creative
Sao Paulo
, Brazil

Joanna is currently Co- Chief Creative Officer (CCO) at Africa Creative DDB. She has won more than 200 international awards: 38 Cannes Lions, including a Grand Prix in Mobile, LIA, D&AD, Clio, and The One Show, among others. In 2014 she was named "Woman of the Year" by Advertising Age, "The Number 1 Creative Woman in the World” by Business Insider, "Top 5 Most Awarded Creative Directors in the World” by the Big Won Report, and she was the only Brazilian in the "Creativity 50 " from Ad Age. She was the President of the Mobile category at Cannes, and twice the President of D&AD in the New Media and Innovation categories. She is part of the D&AD advisory board in London and serves as a jury member in all the top-tier creative festivals around the world. 
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 Joanna graduated from two academic powerhouses, Brasilia University (UnB) for Arts Bachelor, and ESPM (known for the excellence in communication, marketing, and business management) for her post-grad. She has worked as CCO for 8 years at FCB Brasil and almost 3 years at Publicis Canada, before joining Africa Creative DDB. 
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