Suhana Gordhan is a Creative Director at FCB Johannesburg, where she is the creative lead on Famous Brands' Wimpy - a quick-service restaurant, and Coca-Cola South Africa...
Gordhan entered the advertising industry in 2001 and has worked on some of the country's much-loved brands at agencies like Ogilvy, Black River FC and Net#work BBDO. Gordhan is passionate about the art of copywriting and loves parenting an idea well enough so that nobody molests it along its journey from birth to maturity. She believes that the best agency-client relationships are more marriage and less bondage, and enjoys working with partners who believe in making iconic South African work.
Gordhan is a Hindu, who learned very quickly that there are no sacred cows in advertising. One of her favourite moments was during her time as creative director on Nando's, when she pissed off a dictator and won a Loerie Grand Prix because of it. Some of her other accolades include a Black Eagle, Gold Pendoring, Creative Circle Ad of the Year, a Silver Pixel at The Bookmarks and a Cannes Silver Lion.
Suhana has a strong commitment to South African creativity and was thus nominated to join both The Loeries Board and The Creative Circle Exco. Gordhan also writes an opinion column about advertising and marketing for Business Day, a South African national daily newspaper.