Ajab Samrai takes up Chief Creative Officer position at Ogilvy & Mather Japan

Ajab Samrai.jpgOgilvy & Mather Japan GK has hired Ajab Samrai as Chief Creative Officer, effective immediately.

"I am very pleased to have Ajab Samrai as my partner and Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather Japan Group," said Akihiko Kubo, President & Executive Manager of Ogilvy & Mather (Japan) GK. "Ajab and I share a same vision that we want to establish a creative centric culture at Ogilvy & Mather in Japan. I am quite confident that under his strong leadership Ogilvy & Mather Japan will be as creative as Ogilvy & Mather in the rest of world."

Samrai most recently served as Global Creative Director where he led a team for Vodafone to help to creatively rejuvenate the brand. Samrai has always led from the front and is also one of the most awarded Creative Directors in the business with over 100 National and International awards at D&AD, Cannes, The Clios, Epica, Eurobest, Creative Circle, Campaign and The One Show.
Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather commented: "Ajab's proven success in building brands in other markets around the world will add tremendous strength and creative firepower to our revivified Ogilvy & Mather Japan offering. Working closely with Aki Kubo, our President, and our talent on ground, they will make for a formidable team. We are thrilled. It's all GO!"

"I've been fortunate in my career to have worked with some of the giants of the global communications industry. Aki has the same passion, drive and inspirational spirit in abundance they did, so it was a no-brainer when I was offered this opportunity to work with him. Our combined skill will put us in a unique position to offer both local and international clients they very best of the best. I look forward to working closely with him and the team to help build Ogilvy & Mather Japan into a creative powerhouse." said Samrai.


Webster said:

I learned a new word today from Tham Khai Meng.


I feel ashamed I did know this word before.

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