Mitsudera has been with beacon Leo Burnett Tokyo for nine years, most recently as a creative director and has been Cannes, Clio and Adfest. At 36 years-of-age Mitsudera is considered young by Japanese standards to receive such a promotion.
During his tenure, he has worked on local and global brands such as McDonald's, Meiji Confectionary, and Keio Raiways. He has also led account wins of clients such as Symantec and Lenovo.
Nicolas Menat, president and representative director, beacon Leo Burnett Tokyo said, “The objective behind this new assignment is to create a leadership structure which will support us in building the brand’s Human Purpose, changing people’s behavior through beacon’s creatives’ unique and effective ideas."
Describing Mitsudera as passionate and brilliantly talented, Menat added that he looks forward to seeing the work Mitsudera and other ECD Jon King will achieve.
Mitsudera added that he intends to continue expanding the agency's client base as well as to spearhead and develop "exciting work opportunities" that he can pass on to the agency's young talent. "I am determined to push beacon forward and bring a wind of change into the advertising industry,” he said.