David Blecken
Nov 16, 2015

ADK Global to combine best of Japanese and Western practices: leaders

TOKYO - Last week ADK announced the formation of ADK Global, a unit dedicated to furthering its aims of becoming a Japanese agency with a strong international presence. We spoke to two of its leaders, Rob Sherlock and Kenichi Omori, about what their new roles will involve.

Rob Sherlock: Change in mindset important for ADK to grow internationally

Sherlock, formerly worldwide ECD, was appointed chief executive of the new unit Omori will lead it in Asia-Pacific as chief operating officer, based in Shanghai. Hiroshi Nakazato will serve as ADK Global’s Tokyo-based chief operating officer.

Sherlock’s transition from a creative to a business-focused role might seem surprising, but as someone who initially set out to be a chartered accountant, he said business had long been part of his “daily remit” and that since...

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