Image of Bernardo Romero*

Bernardo Romero*
EVP, Executive Creative Director
Area 23

NEW YORK, USA // 19 Lions in 2 years. This is one of Bernardo Romero’s latest achievements as part of the leadership team that made history at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival, winning the title of Healthcare Network of the year for FCB Health and in the previous year the title of Agency of the Year for the first time for a U.S. based agency, Area 23/FCB Health. Also helped Area 23 to be the first agency in the history of the festival to win 2 glass lions in the same year. With a total of 9 lions this year and 10 last year, his accolades also include a Gold Pharma Lion, a Silver Innovation Lion and a Bronze Mobile Lion. He was also a speaker last year at the Cannes Lions Festival and with a full house, he talked about how restrictions can spark innovation. Finally – to wrap up 2017 – he was instrumental in helping the agency secure the Clio Health Agency of the Year, including a Grand Clio and Global Awards agency of the Year awards.

Romero started his career in Brazil. As Creative Director at Africa in São Paulo, he was part of the leadership team that won 20 Cannes Lions, a Grand Prix at the Clio Sports and made it one of the ten most creative agencies of the world by Adweek and 2015 Agency of year at Lürzer’s Archive magazine. In 2015 Romero was named the number 1 art director in the world by Lürzer’s Archive magazine, with more than 50 publications in the prestigious journal to date. He was the first craft for art direction teacher in Brazil, at both Brother Ad School and Miami Ad School New York. Bernardo is also a co-creator and co-host of the show “Incredible Proposals” currently airing on Fox Life Brazil.

*Executive Juror