AKQA names Sam Kelly to Head of Business Development and Marketing
AKQA has promoted Sam Kelly to Head of Business Development and Marketing. In his new role, Sam will oversee global business development and marketing, and report directly to CEO and founder Ajaz Ahmed.
Sam joined AKQA in 2008 as Business Development Manager from WPP-owned VML (formerly GT) where he led new business, marketing and PR strategy. Since then he has been instrumental in driving AKQA’s partnership with clients across Europe.
Sam will lead AKQA’s global marketing and business development teams to create new opportunities for client collaborations, and introducing new services such as Business Invention, Data Science, and Social.
Commenting on his appointment, Ajaz Ahmed said: “Sam has an unmatched record for client partnership. His understanding of our values and the aspirations of our clients is second to none. We are delighted he has accepted the new role working with me and our leadership team, to oversee initiatives that create new opportunities and collaborations.”
Sam added: “It’s been an incredible journey so far. 2014 looks to be the most exciting year for AKQA, as we now have the scale and infrastructure in place around the world to help our clients create the future. I’m looking forward to working together with our global teams to help our clients find new ways to connect and transform their business.”