Juan Carlos Ortiz
President, US Hispanic, Latin America and Spain
After serving as President of Leo Burnett USA, Juan Carlos Ortiz joined DDB in January 2008 where he consolidated DDB's US Hispanic, Latin American and Spanish markets to create DDB Latina. Winner of the first Film Gold Lion at the Cannes Festival for Colombia, Ortiz has served as President of the Jury at the FIAP and El Ojo de Iberoamerica festivals, and was a jury member for the Cannes Titanium & Integrated Lions and Global Effie awards. In 2012, he was nominated as President of the Jury for the Festival Sol de Iberoamerica in Bilbao, Spain. He has also been inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement in the US and FIAP's Hall of Fame in Buenos Aires. Ortiz is the author of “Shorts”, a creative biography written from his mobile phone on a plane during his many business trips.