Alok Gadkar

General Manager/Executive Creative Director, The Classic Partnership, UAE

Alok Gadkar firmly believes that when ideas comes first everything great will follow suit. A practitioner of this philosophy for more than two decades, on a wide range of business portfolios, Alok has been on the health and wellness awarding jury at Cannes Lions as well as on the grand jury panel of New York Festivals, The Global Awards and KYIV Festival. He has also taken the guest speaker stage at Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx and Mena Cristal.

Graduating from the prestigious JJ School of Art with a BFA Degree specializing in photography, Alok has had successful stints at Mudra Communications (DDB), Enterprise Nexus, Lowe Mena, Leo Burnett and currently, The Classic Partnership in Dubai. And when it comes to awards, the ideas first way has seen success at Cannes Lions, D&AD, D&AD Impact, One Show, Clio, The Global Awards, New York Festivals, Dubai Lynx, Mena Cristal, Abby and AAAi Awards.

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