Ali Bati is the Executive Creative Director of Leo Burnett Bucharest. During his first year, Ali and his team brought the agency their first Cannes Lion after a decade and won several other international awards. In 2 years, Leo Burnett Bucharest doubled in terms of business and became the fastest growing company in Publicis Groupe. The agency also won “the Agency of the Year” title at Effies.
Ali worked in Turkey, Italy, the UK and US. He has won over 100 national and international creativity awards. His work has also been recognized for effectiveness with several Effies.
He played a major role in DDB Istanbul ranking #3 as the Agency of the Year in Cannes. His work brought Turkey the first Grand Prix in an international festival, which helped his agency win the title of the Agency of the Year at Golden Drum. Ali was ranked as the #1 art director in the world by Luerzer’s Archive. He served as a jury member at Eurobest, Golden Drum, Red Dot Design Award and Crystal Apple Festival (Turkey’s biggest advertising event).
He studied Graphic Design at Marmara University and Design and Technology at Parsons. He also pursued his academic career completing 2 MAs and 1 PhD. He is still undecided about whether to keep this bio in third person or rewrite it in first person.