Alexandre Gama knows all too well how hard work and determination can pay off in spades. The Brazilian entrepreneur and owner of one of Brazil’s most prominent advertising firms, Neogama. Gama graduated from Brazil’s prestigious Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation with a degree in Advertising and Communications in 1982. He then took a job at Standard Ogilvy & Mather that same year where Gama was a copywriter until 1990.
Gama finally caught a big break when he was hired by DM9 as a creative director, a dream job that he had been yearning for. Gama did such a good job at DM9 that he was hired as the CEO/COO of Young & Rubicam in 1996. Finally, in 1999 Gama launched his own advertising agency, Neogama, in 1999.
The company was an instant success, winning a Golden Lion at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and have since won another 22 as of 2016.