AKQA introduces new leadership

AKQA is delighted to announce the joint promotions of Matthew Bain, Geoff Northcott and Giles McCormack to International Managing Directors.

Since joining in 2005, Matthew has for the past six years run the Amsterdam office. In Matthew’s new role he will be responsible for teams in London, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.

Matthew said, "It is clear that AKQA's relentless adaption to better serve clients with consistently great work and innovation sets AKQA as leaders in our field. Our client relationships continue to go from strength to strength, and I am honoured to join and lead a pioneering team that consistently optimises and believes in creating the future for our clients."

Geoff and Giles have worked at AKQA for over six years, are responsible for developing client relations throughout Asia, and have contributed to the growth of the Portland office, and launch of the Tokyo office.

On their promotion, the pair said, "We're honoured to have the opportunity to partner with incredible clients that have the vision and ambition to do whatever it takes to break new ground. It’s been a fantastic journey with AKQA and our clients so far, and we're excited about the adventures that lie ahead. Our goal is to build the most passionate and talented team that we can across the globe to help our clients invent the future."

On the promotions, Ajaz Ahmed said, "I have had the honour of working with all three for many years. Not only have they shown exceptional leadership for clients, they also create an inspiring team culture within the business."

Matthew, Geoff and Giles will report directly to Ajaz, AKQA founder and CEO.