David Droga

Founder & Creative Chairman, Droga5

David Droga is Founder and Creative Chairman of Droga5, a creative and strategic agency headquartered in New York with an office in London. Founded in 2006, Droga5 has been named Agency of the Year 13 times and is also the only agency to appear on Advertising Age's A-List over eight consecutive years.

Prior to founding Droga5, David was the first-ever Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of the Publicis Network. He was also Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi London, Regional Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Asia and Partner and Executive Creative Director of OMON Sydney.

To date, he is the most awarded creative at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the youngest person ever inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. He is also a laureate of the Asian Media and Marketing Hall of Fame, the AdNews Hall of Fame, the AWARD Hall of Fame and the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement. In 2017, Adweek named David one of the top 100 most influential leaders in marketing, media and technology for the third year in a row. That same year, David received the Cannes Lions’ Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lion of St. Mark, and was the youngest person ever to receive the honour.

David sits on the board of the New Museum, Endeavor, New York Public Radio, New York’s Public Theatre and the Facebook Creative Council.

Beyond his family and advertising, David’s favourite topics are the arts, the environment, all sports and anything Australian.