BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chief Creative Officer
Named in Creativity Magazine’s annual “Creativity 50,” Rei Inamoto is one of the most influential
individuals in the marketing and creative industry today.
With a broad international experience in Asia, Europe and the US as well as an unusual
combination of background in advertising, design and technology, Rei brings a unique
perspective to his work.
Rei is Chief Creative Officer of AKQA, responsible for delivering creative solutions for the agency’s
clients such as Nike, Xbox, McDonald’s and Visa. Since he arrived in 2005 at the agency, his
presence has been instrumental in bringing AKQA the highest recognitions. In 2009, AKQA
became the first agency in history to receive five Agency of the Year accolades from publications
such as Creative Review and Campaign. It was also selected as one of the Fast Company’s 50
Most Innovative Companies. Most recently, Advertising Age honored AKQA as one of the top Ten
Agencies of the Decade.
Originally from Tokyo, Rei spent his childhood and teenage years in Japan and Europe. He then
went to the US to complete his university studies with degrees in fine arts and computer science
– all before people were broadcasting their feelings, talking in 140 characters or less, or
becoming friends with people they didn’t know.
He currently resides in New York.