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Xavier Sánchez*
Chief Creative Officer
Umbilical /The Bloc Partners

BARCELONA, SPAIN // Xavier Sánchez is the founder and CEO of the advertising agency Umbilical and the video content creation company; founding partner of the The BlocPartners network and also its Global Chief Creative Officer.

Xavier Sánchez has been working on healthcare communications over the last 25 years for prestigious accounts such as Novartis, Sanofi, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, GSK, Leo Pharma, Merck, UCB, Ferrer, Alcon, Bayer, Chiesi, Almirall or Nestlé.

Before becoming independent and found Umbilical, he developed his work as Executive Creative Director at OgilvyOne and OgilvyHealthcare, Torre Lazur McCann and Adding Targis (now CDM). He was also former Partner and Creative Director at Pavlov.

His work has been honored at both national and international competitions such as The Global Awards, Rx Club Awards, Best of Health Awards, Indigenius Awards, Lisbon Health Awards or Aspid Awards.

Xavier Sánchez has been the first Spanish Creative Director to be selected as a Jury member at the Cannes Lions Health Festival and was also the first from the country to be a member of the Executive Jury of The Global Awards and the Executive Jury of Clio Healthcare Awards.

Former President of the Aspid Awards edition, he also has been an international jury in the RxClub Awards, Lisbon Health Awards, Lisbon Effectiveness Awards or Indigenius Awards.

He is board member of PMFarma Magazine and author of "Handbook of Pharmaceutical Advertising. More than 2000 slogans, headlines and advertising slogans in the healthcare marketing campaigns" and co-author of “Marketing Farmacéutico”.

He is former Professor of Brand Communication, Corporative Communication and Creative Skills at ESIC Business School and Associate Professor at EADA Business School.

And, overall, Xavi, strongly believes that positive thinking and joy are, and will be, the engine that will move the world forward.