AKQA is pleased to announce the promotion of Rei Inamoto to Chief Creative Officer worldwide, providing global creative leadership across all of the company's 14 offices.
Before his new appointment, Rei directed AKQA’s work in the USA and Asia. Rei said: “With the most remarkable brands as our clients, combined with our extraordinary people, the opportunity to do legendary work is limitless. It’s an incredible honour to be bestowed the torch of creative leadership for our firm globally.”
In addition, AKQA has promoted Duan Evans to International Executive Creative Director. In his new position, Duan will take on responsibility for all creative work across Asia and South America, while maintaining his current role in Europe.
Duan said: “We have the most diverse and passionate creative talent across the world, and my new role will mean even greater focus on helping our team create ideas that transcend geographies. I am excited to work closely with Rei to create meaningful, empowering and courageous work that makes a positive impact on this world.”
AKQA CEO Ajaz Ahmed said: “Rei and Duan consistently demonstrate remarkable creative inspiration and are driven by imaginations that have no boundaries. We are delighted to recognise Rei and Duan’s contribution, while looking forward to the distinguished influence their leadership will have on our work, the next generation of talent, and the future.”