Per Pedersen

Founder & Global Creative Chairman - by The Network

Per Pedersen
Founder of by The Network, a highly curated global network of 28 of the world’s most creative independent agencies, Per has won 500+ awards including more than 150 Cannes Lions. 

He started as his native country Denmark’s first creative planner but transitioned into creative director. He was the co-founder of creative hot-shop Uncle Grey and became the highest ranking creative in Denmark. 

In 2009 he became CCO of Grey Germany, then global ECD in Grey New York before taking a global creative leadership role as deputy worldwide CCO in 2014. In 2017 he was appointed Grey’s first ever global creative chairman. 

Per left Grey in October 2020 to build the creative agency network of the future. Per has spoken at Cannes Lions, D&AD, Websummit and at the UN General Assembly. He’s a member of the D&AD advisory board and has headed or judged all the biggest creative festivals.