Global Head of Art, TBWA & Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
Erik Vervroegen began his career in his native Belgium, moving to TBWA\Hunt Lascaris in Johannesburg, South Africa and then on to Bozell, New York. From there, he became Executive Creative Director and President of TBWA\Paris. Under his leadership, TBWA\Paris won Cannes Agency of the Year four years in a row. Returning to the USA, Erik joined San Francisco-based Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
In 2011, Erik took up the challenge of International Creative Director Publicis Worldwide, which saw him overseeing creative in all the Publicis network agencies throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia and Australia, and serving as lead creative on the global Ray-Ban business. Erik returned to TBWA in the summer of 2016 as Global Head of Art for the collective, and Executive Creative Director of its New York office.
With 106 Cannes Lions including two Grand Prix, Erik is regarded as one of the most gifted creatives in the industry, awarded for his work on iconic brands such as Nissan, Playstation 2, McDonalds, The New York Times, Excedrin, BMW, Wonderbra, Amnesty International, Tag Heuer, Land Rover and Ray-Ban. In 2014, Erik was ranked number six in the Cannes Lions ranking for top creative directors.
Erik has been a juror or featured guest speaker at every major international awards show.