Ali Ali is an acclaimed advertising director from Cairo and former Executive Creative Director and Founder of Elephant Cairo. He was recently named by the 2015 GUNN Report as one of the top ten advertising directors in the world today. His awards haul includes a Yellow Pencil for best direction at D&AD 2015.
He began his career as an art director with Legas-Delaney in Hamburg and went on to build an impressive career as a creative director for some of the world’s top agencies. In 2010, he founded the boutique agency Elephant with his creative partner Maged Nasser. Their Never-Say-No-To-Panda Cheese campaign was named by the Guardian as one of the worlds most watched ads on YouTube with over 100 million views.
Ali’s work shows an attentiveness to local realities as well as an international sensibility. He is currently represented by Sonny London in the UK and Amsterdam, Uber in the US, and Anorak in Germany. He spends his time between Cairo, Athens and Berlin.