Alexandre Gama has spent the last 20 years as the CEO of one of Brazil’s top advertising agencies, Neogama. That was preceded by nearly two decades as a copywriter and creative director at a number of agencies including DM9 and Standard Ogilvy & Mather. His experience as a low-level employee makes him one of the most relatable CEOs in today’s advertising industry.
Gama has been awarded a number of distinctions for his work with Neogama and as an artist in Brazil. He received a nomination in 2006 as one of Brazil’s top 7 publicity professionals and received the distinction of being the 2006 Agency Director of the Year by the Propaganda Professionals Association. He has also been named Entrepreneur of the Year, a one of Brazil’s top 3 advertisers, and one of the most important leaders in the communications industry by various organizations. Gama and his agency have won 23 Golden Lions at Cannes over the years.
Alexandre is not just involved in the advertising industry. His work was featured in an 2014 exhibit at the Brazilian Art Museum and was displayed for 60 days. This was the only exhibit of its kind in the history of the museum. Gama has invested in a number of ventures including the British luxury sports carmaker, Briggs, as well as in his own music company, VIOLAB.