Christoph Becker

Christoph Becker has spent 25 years building brands and creative cultures around the globe. As the chief executive and creative officer at gyro, he has revolutionized the creative strategy of the agency’s 15 global hubs across all disciplines. He has clearly shaped and defined gyro’s mission to create ideas that are humanly relevant.

Within three years, the global ideas shop has attracted top talent, top clients (SAP, Lincoln Financial, Cisco, TD Ameritrade and others) and creative industry accolades (including recent CLIO, Art Director’s Club wins.)

Prior to joining gyro, Becker was spent eight years as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of FCB New York and then DraftFCB New York. Under his watch, the agency secured high-profile accounts including Diet Coke, Motorola, MetLife, Gerber and US Census 2010.

Prior to FCB, he was Chief Creative Officer of Bozell’s Latin American region. Christoph demands all work be based on big expansive ideas and strong platforms, as a result he has produced iconic, award-winning campaigns such as “Above the Influence” for ONDCP; “Guarantees for the IF in Life” for MetLife; “Milk’s Favourite Cookie” for Oreo; ‘Once You Go, You Know” for Jamaican Tourism Board and “Depression Hurts” for Eli Lilly.

He is a seasoned creative judge having sat on juries at Cannes (most recently on promo & activation in 2012), D&AD, The Effie Awards, FIAP and Dubai Lynx where he was a jury president. In 2012 at Cannes, Becker also delivered the well-received keynote presentation dubbed “Curating Humanly Relevant Ideas.”

Christoph sits on the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit organization founded by Albert Einstein. The IRC provides humanitarian aid to war refugees around the world. Chris’ responsibilities have taken him as far as Afghanistan, Liberia, DR Congo and Somalia.