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Hideaki Hara appointed to General Manager, Tokyo

Hideaki Hara appointed to General Manager

AKQA has appointed Hideaki Hara to be AKQA Tokyo’s new General Manager, leading business in Japan.

A Client Partner who has worked with Nike, Google, Itochu and more, Hara first joined AKQA as a Community Manager in 2013 and has grown his role and responsibilities since then. Hara played a crucial role in growing business last year amid the challenges that came with the pandemic.

Brain Vella, Managing Partner for Asia Pacific, said: “Hideaki is a wonderful human and lives and breathes AKQAs values. He brings a growth mindset to every room, and is well respected by his peers. Hideaki also knows the local market well, hence it was a natural decision to appoint him to this role.”

“The past eight years at AKQA have been extraordinary,” Hideaki said. “We work with some of the most innovative brands in the world. Businesses are constantly changing, driving AKQA to press ahead of them to stay capable of being a trusted partner. I’m incredibly excited to continue to innovate with this remarkable team and our clients.”