Digital agency AKQA has announced that Rei Inamoto is to head up its New York office.
In addition to his current role as chief creative officer in the US and Asia, Inamoto will now oversee all departments including creative, technology, strategy and client services.
Ajaz Ahmed, CEO of AKQA, said: "Rei has proved his capability of stimulating healthy change and progress, while preserving the enduring core values of our company. We appreciate Rei’s commitment to the work, our clients and industry leadership.”
Inamoto was part of the team that launched AKQA in New York in 2004 before moving to oversee the agency's 100-strong San Francisco creative department.
He returned to New York two years ago and during that time the agency says he has been 'instrumental' in building new client relationships and making key hires.
"My goal is to design an organisation in NYC that creates ideas celebrated globally, increasing our connection with clients, growing relationships with world-class firms that share our spirit," Inamoto said.