Paul Banham

Regional Executive Creative Director - MullenLowe MENA

Paul Banham
Paul has been the ECD of seven world-class agencies over the last 20 years. In that time, he's helped to steer the way to 15 'Agency of the Year' titles, his work has collected more than 750 awards for creativity and effectiveness, and he's ranked in the world's top twenty ECDs three times. 

Paul has been a judge at D&AD, Campaign, NYF, IAB, Caples and many other global shows, and he has spoken on a variety of subjects at the likes of Cannes and Lynx. His work and opinions have been published in multiple advertising books and annuals, and in editorials in the Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. 

Paul is one of a few genuinely strategically-minded creative directors to have worked in and won awards across practically every marketing channel. After coming to Dubai in 2012, he helped to steer FP7 McCann to the enviable position of 'The World's Most Effective Agency' in the Effie Index. He's currently working to lift MullenLowe MENA to equally lofty heights; in 2021 alone, the agency collected 70+ regional and global awards including ‘Agency Of The Year’ at the Campaign Tech Awards.

Paul has held senior creative positions at MullenLowe, FP7 McCann, JWT (London and Dubai), AIS,, and WCRS – all world-class creative agencies. And, over the past 20 years, he has built his fully integrated credentials working in the top five agencies across Branding, Design, Direct, ATL, Integrated, and Digital. His unique cross-channel experience gives him the ability to deliver truly integrated solutions for any marketing challenge.