WPP digital shop AKQA has promoted Rei Inamoto to Chief Creative Officer worldwide, providing global creative leadership across all of AKQA’s 14 offices. Inamoto succeeds AKQA Co-founder James Hilton as creative head at the agency. Hilton is leaving to form a new London-based tech and design firm.
Before his new appointment, Rei directed AKQA’s work in the USA and Asia.
The shop also said that it 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.
AKQA CEO Ajaz Ahmed said: “Rei and Duan consistently demonstrate remarkable creative inspiration and are driven by imaginations that have no boundaries.”
Hilton co-founded AKQA with Ahmed in 1995. WPP bought the agency in 2012 for $540 million.