Subhash PINNAPOLA
Chief Creative Officer,
TBWA\Sri Lanka

Few creative people in the Sri Lankan advertising industry have such an intimate knowledge of the local landscape as Subhash Pinnapola does. Yet, he’s taken this knowledge to create timeless campaigns fit for the world’s stage.

As one of the most awarded local admen, Subhash’s portfolio has raised the bar of Sri Lankan advertising, pushing it into the international limelight, and getting the country keenly noticed by twittering juries. In fact, one of his works has been ranked in the Gunn Report’s Top 100 Creative Ideas of 2011.

In the international arena, he has won metals at Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, Adfest, Appies, Adstar, AMEs, Epica, Midas, AWARD, Cristal, Cresta, Sharks and ONE SHOW.

It is noteworthy to mention that Subhash holds so many ‘first time ever’ achievements for the country in a global arena. These accolades have made the country known for its insightful creative work in the Asian region. Being recognized on a global scale has not changed Subhash’s beliefs, which is that to keep Sri Lanka known for its creative excellence, new creative talents in the country have to be nurtured and groomed. That is his ultimate vision.