Meet Alexandre Gama

Gama’s Background
Alexandre Gama is a renowned advertising and Brazilian businessman. Born on June 1, 1958, the 59 years old is the founder and CEO of Neogama which is among the top 20 largest advertising agencies in Brazil. He was the first Brazilian to spearhead a global network of communication agencies when he was the CEO of BBH.

Career Journey
Alexandre Gama graduated with honors in Advertising and Propaganda from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado. The year 1982 marked the ground break of his career after he was employed as a writer at Standard Ogilvy agency. In 1999, he founded Neogama which grew to be the first advertising agency in Brazil to win a Golden Lion at the Cannes Film Festival in its first year of life.

Awards
Gama’s hard work has seen him scooping numerous awards. In 2006, a group of 250 professionals from the national advertising market, elected him as one of the seven most successful professionals in the entire history of Brazilian advertising. He also won Officer of Agency of the Year in the 10th Professional Contribution Award 2006 of the Association of Professionals of Propaganda. Later on, in 2007, advertising professionals named him as one of the three most outstanding advertisers in Brazil. In 2009, Meio and Mensagem newspaper elected as one of the ten largest leaders in the communication field. His Rock Giant campaign for the whiskey brand Johnnie Walker won the Year’s campaign in 2013. Gama is among the most envied businessmen in Brazil.