Strengthening its Japan operations, AKQA has appointed Masaki Hamura as the Managing Director of its Tokyo office. Mr Hamura will lead the Tokyo team as they further develop their client portfolio.
He joins AKQA from Twitter, where he was Head of Brand Strategy, East Asia. Before this, he worked at Google Japan as Head of Sales Strategy and Operations, and was General Manager of the iPhone Business Promotion Office at Softbank Mobile.
“We are very pleased to welcome Masaki to our team. His strong strategy background and his exceptional leadership experience in digital make him an ideal Managing Director, and I look forward to seeing the results of this partnership as he creates the future for our clients in Japan,” commented Ajaz Ahmed, AKQA founder and CEO.
“Masaki has the vision and deep strategic experience in the digital space that will make him a fantastic partner for our clients in Tokyo. We look forward to collaborating with Masaki and our team in Tokyo to create a beacon for world-leading work from Japan,” added Geoff Northcott, International Managing Director.
“It is a great honour for me to be part of AKQA. The opportunity to work with and grow the talented Tokyo team is very exciting for me, and I look forward to the challenge of working with our clients to develop their business through ideas and innovation,” said Mr Hamura on his new assignment.
AKQA Tokyo opened in 2012 as the company’s 11th office worldwide with Nike and Nissan as founding clients.