AKQA has appointed Daniel Robathan, General Manager and Daniel Holleb, Strategy Director in Melbourne studio, reporting to Managing Partner Brian Vella.
Robathan joins from IBM with over 15 years’ experience leading digital and technology teams, and is a proven leader with a strong track record. On joining AKQA Robathan said: “I passionately believe in the continued application of design thinking and technology – joining AKQA is serendipitous.” He will oversee client assignments across studios in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and in South East Asia.
Originally from Berkeley, California, Holleb joins AKQA from Seoul, Korea where he was working in Samsung’s internal strategy consulting group. Prior to that, he received his MBA from Stanford University and was an operations manager at a multibillion dollar e-commerce retailer in Los Angeles. On AKQA, Holleb said “I’m looking forward to partnering with our tech, CX and design teams to drive digital transformation for many of the world’s most beloved brands.”
Brian Vella said “The appointments are an incredible complement to our existing, high achieving team. Their broad experience ensures we are adding new and different perspectives to benefit our clients and the work.”