PS20 Speaker Profile

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Josy Paul

Co-founder/Chairman
BBDO India

Josy started BBDO India from the backseat of his car in 2008. In 2016, he was named Creative Agency Head of The Year by the IAA (Indian Advertising Association). Campaign Magazine awarded him 'Creative Person of the Year for India and South Asia' in 2012 and 2015 and 2016.


In 2015, he and his team he won the inaugural Glass Lion Grand Prix at Cannes – for Whisper ‘Touch The Pickle’. They also won the Glass Lion Gold for Ariel ‘Share The Load’ - in 2015 and 2016.


Last month, they won the prestigious White Pencil at the D&AD Social Impact awards. Josy and his team also won the Grand Prix at AdFest, Spikes Asia, and APAC Effies and in Indian award shows.


Josy Paul was born during an earthquake and has a permanent tremor. He lives by the mantra, “Think like the navy, deliver like the pirates.”.


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