- Vienna / Gartenbaukino / Main Stage
passion & courage in the industry.
Following his credo “Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.” he firmly believes that if one has passion, will, and courage, one can change the world for the better. Of our business, he says, “It has never been just about advertising. Our business is marketing products, companies and relevant services – and one of our vehicles is advertising.”
Born in Iran, raised in Austria, and educated in France, Amir settled in Germany, gaining experience early in his career in a variety of roles ranging from Account Manager to Strategic Planner to Art Director and Designer at agencies such as TBWA, Barci & Partner and Springer & Jacoby. At Springer & Jacoby, Amir advanced from Copywriter to Creative Director and finally to Executive Creative Director on the global Mercedes-Benz and smart accounts.
In 2003, Amir joined DDB as Chief Creative Officer and Associate Partner of DDB Germany, where he quickly helped reshape the agency. In February 2011, Amir was appointed DDB Worldwide Chief Creative Officer. Amir has worked on behalf of an impressive range of the world’s major brands, including Allianz, Apple, Adidas, Bosch, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nike, Reebok, and Volkswagen.
He and his teams are the recipients of more than 4,000 national and international awards, including 140 Cannes Lions in the past five years and he was named The Big Won Report’s Top Chief Creative Officer” in 2009.
After his retirement as Chief Creative Officer from DDB Worldwide, he set up a customized agency for SEAT.
TC14Torce was his last big deal in the advertising business. Now he focuses on interior design.