A Philosophy graduate, Catalin Dobre, the 34 years old Chief Creative Officer for McCann Worldgroup Romania, started working in advertising as a copywriter, 15 years ago.
Even though his Romanian friends were winning in Cannes from Western Europe, he decided to stay in his country. A couple of years later he was winning two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Titanium Lion for a traditional Romanian chocolate: ROM.
Now the count has reached 33 Cannes Lions.
He also won a D&AD yellow pencil, Grand Prix at Eurobest and at Cresta and more gold, silver and bronze prizes at most of the major advertising festivals.
He loved serving in the juries of D&AD, Clio, Eurobest, Golden Drum and NY Festivals.
In 2017 Catalin was named Regional Creative Director for McCann CEE and his first accomplishment was winning Golden Drum 2017 Network Of The Year distinction.