Ajaz Ahmed

CEO – AKQA website

Appearing at Semi Permanent Porto 2020

Ajaz Ahmed founded the creative innovation agency AKQA aged 21. AKQA today employs around 2,100 people across 23 studios in 15 countries worldwide. Clients include Nike, BBC and Rolls Royce. AKQA is the winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation, the highest accolade bestowed on business in the UK. Ajaz co-authored the two best-selling business transformation books Velocity and Limitless. All proceeds from his books and speeches are donated to charities voted for by employees of AKQA. Ajaz’s thoughts and essays: http://www.akqa.com/ajaz

IMAGE CREDITS

Header Image: AKQA and Nike

Semi Permanent 2017

Sydney 2018

A festival of talks, exhibitions, installations, innovations labs, workshops and parties using Creative Tension as Inspiration.
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