President and CEO
What are you reading right now?
Empire of the summer moon By SC Gwynne
What person has been the biggest influence on your career?
My kids. Watching their behaviour has helped shape our strategy.
If you could have lunch with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
What brand do you admire the most, past or present?
This is a landmine waiting for me to stand on it
What’s your go-to late night snack?
M&Ms. Usually from a minibar. Brown bag first. Then yellow.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
The ability to go to sleep at will.
What is your favorite quote?
Time wounds all heels.
Andrew Robertson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of BBDO Worldwide since June 2004.
For the fourth year in a row, BBDO was named Network of the Year at Cannes, and is both the world's most awarded agency network [The Gunn Report], and most creative network across all communications platforms [The Big Won Report]. Over the past five years, BBDO has been honored as Global Agency of the Year in Ad Age, Adweek and Campaign.
Andrew first came to BBDO in the UK in 1995, joining Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO where he ultimately served as Chief Executive. In 2001, he moved to BBDO North America to serve as President and CEO.
He began his advertising career at Ogilvy & Mather as a media planner. He switched to account management and was appointed to the board of Ogilvy & Mather in 1986. In 1989, he joined J. Walter Thompson to head the largest of their five business groups. In November 1990, Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of WCRS.
Andrew holds a degree in Economics from London University. He currently serves on the boards of The Advertising Council, Autism Speaks, the Center on Media and Child Health, the International Rescue Committee and Special Olympics International.