Kentaro is a hybrid multi-tasking person. His career started as a strategic planner, broadened to creative director, and then to CEO role for 13 years in creative boutique, and now holds the CCO role in the mothership company.
Throughout his career, he has constantly pursued how to make people highly motivated, better performing, and profitable.
In 2006, he established Hakuhodo Kettle, one of the award-winning creative boutiques, with the mission to break through the boundaries of traditional advertising methods to provide innovative integrated solutions to clients such as Toyota, Sony, Google, Suntory, etc.
As CCO of Hakuhodo International, Kentaro leads creatives in regional offices throughout 14 countries. Additionally, he is responsible for strengthening Hakuhodo as a network to better serve its clients.
He has won various international advertising awards including 10 Grand Prix. He also leads popular seminars on creativity at international conferences around the world.
Kentaro enjoys playing tennis, golf, piano, and skiing. He has visited 40 countries since his youth, and looks forward to visiting more when we can do it again.