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David Droga

CEO & Creative Chairman, Accenture Song

President of the Dan Wieden Titanium Lions

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David Droga

In every organization, the two people who know the most about what’s really going on are the CEO and the person in the mailroom. David is proud to say he has held both positions and is better for it.

At only 18, he started his career delivering packages, learning and keeping secrets at Grey Sydney. Just 9 months later, after winning National Student of the Year at the Australian Writers and Art Directors School, his journey as a relentless creative officially began.

By 22 he was an Executive Creative Director at OMON Sydney. By 26, he was Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi Singapore, and by 29, Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi London.

Four years later, he was promoted to Global CCO of Publicis but decided to move to New York instead to open his own agency, Droga5, in 2006. There, the title ‘Creative Chairman’ was born.

Since then, Droga5 NY has been named ‘Agency of the Year’ more than 25 times and in 2020 was named US ‘Agency of the Decade’ by both AdAge and Adweek.

To date, David is the most-awarded creative in the history of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and the only creative leader to win multiple Cannes AOY awards across different companies and countries. In 2017, he became the youngest recipient of the Lion of St. Mark.

In September 2021, David stepped out of his creative leadership role at Droga5 to become the global CEO of its parent company, Accenture Song.

Beyond his family and daydreaming, David is obsessed with the arts, the environment, all sports and anything Australian. And somewhere between all of that, he sits on the board of the New Museum and the Droga Family Foundation.