Andrew Robertson

President and CEO, BBDO Worldwide

Andrew Robertson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of BBDO Worldwide since June 2004, and has worked with major clients including AT&T, ExxonMobil, FedEx, GE, HP Inc., Mars Inc, PepsiCo, SAP and Visa.  

It has been named Network of the Year at Cannes a record-setting seven times and the world's most awarded creative agency network for 13 years in a row.  Since 2005, BBDO has been honoured as Global Agency of the Year in Ad Age, Adweek (three times) and Campaign (five times). BBDO Worldwide was also recognized as the Most Effective Network in the world by the Global Effies in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017 and was named Best of the Best by the World Advertising Research Center in 2019.

Andrew first came to BBDO in the UK in 1995, joining Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO where he subsequently 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, London 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 and in November 1990, was appointed Chief Executive of WCRS.

Andrew has a degree in Economics from City of London University. He currently serves on the Boards of Autism Speaks and Hope Funds for Cancer Research.  He is a past Chairman of The Advertising Council.  

Inductee, Advertising Hall of Fame 


Last Updated: January 2020