Nizan Guanaes

Founder, Grupo ABC

Nizan has been considered the #1 adman in Brazil for more than ten years, according to Scopen, one of the most prestigious marketing consulting firms in the world. As a visionary and entrepreneur, Nizan was named by The Financial Times one of the 5 most influential Brazilians, he is the only Brazilian among the 21 most influential personalities in the world of media and marketing according to Advertising Age, and was listed as one of the world's 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine. In 2013, Exame, Brazil's most important business publication, appointed Nizan one of the 16 Brazilian entrepreneurs that could make history, reporting that he has one of the best reputations in this business in Brazil. For, three years in a row, Reader's Digest named him the most trusted adman in Brazil and he was elected Leader of the Year in 2014 by GQ magazine. For over 20 years Nizan has dedicated a large portion of his life to social causes, especially those related to entrepreneurship, education, and the preservation of Brazil's cultural heritage. In honor of this work, he currently is a Unesco Goodwill Ambassador.