The Dubai Lynx Advertising Person of the Year is selected by the organizers and honors an individual who has made significant contributions to advancing the reputation and profile of the communications industry in the MENA region.
“Under Dani’s leadership, BBDO Middle East has thrived and the international recognition it has received over the years is very much deserved. He is a highly respected member of the international advertising community and this award pays tribute to the work he has done to shape the region’s creative industries and we are extremely proud to honor him,” said Terry Savage, Chairman, Dubai Lynx.
In his 30 years with the group, Mr Richa also served as the President and Regional Chief Creative Officer of Impact BBDO, transforming the agency into a strong regional leader with an extensive footprint stretching from Algeria to Pakistan. In 2015, he was also given the extended responsibility of the African continent. In an addition to being a member of the BBDO Worldwide Board, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Omnicom Media Group MENA.
“I am truly honored to receive this award. For me, this recognition is also a testament to the hundreds of talented people I am fortunate to work with at BBDO MEA and Pakistan. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity in return, as being instrumental in propelling the region’s work to well-deserved recognition on the global stage,” said Mr Richa.