Yosuke Suzuki, a founding member of R/GA Tokyo, has been named as the agency’s new Managing Director.
Formerly Executive Strategy Director, Suzuki helped establish the office in Tokyo in 2017. He previously held senior strategy positions with Dentsu and Naked Communications, leading local and regional planning for multinational automotive, beverage and FMCG clients, and prior to that served as Planning Director of DDB Tokyo.
Since joining R/GA, Suzuki has been responsible for a string of local new business wins, including Shiseido and Glico, among other Japanese clients that have seen the office become the network’s fastest growing. He’s also pioneered new ways of working with Japanese clients, and championed innovative brand experience work for the agency’s rapidly growing roster.
“I’m excited to lead the team in bringing transformative ideas to life for our clients,” said Suzuki of the role. “R/GA Tokyo is one of the youngest office in our network, but its exponential expansion and success in a challenging market is testimony to the depth of talent insight and experience in our ranks. This, coupled with the R/GA DNA here since Day 1, has set us apart and set us up for success - it’s enabled us to work with Japanese and global brands to enable growth locally and internationally.”