Friday, 25 April 2014

Ije Nwokorie Becomes New Design Jury President

Ije Nwokorie has been appointed as the new Global CEO of Wolff Olins as the Design Lions jury president, replacing Karl Heiselman who recently departed from Wolff Olins to Apple.

In his new position, Ije Nwokorie will lead Wolff Olins' global business forward into an exciting new chapter; to inspire, as well as drive, facilitate and deliver strategy and innovation for big corporations. Increasingly his role is as much about creating, as it is about bringing great people together to make things, and make things happen. Wolff Olins is responsible for brands such as (RED), Orange, GE, Mercedes-Benz, New York City, London 2012, Tate, Unilever, Target, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Docomo and AOL.
Ije Nwokorie
Born in America, Nwokorie spent his early years in Nigeria, an experience he credits with underpinning his creative outlook, as it is a world where commerce, culture and creativity are necessarily intertwined with everyday life. He completed his architecture training at Columbia University and has worked on urban regeneration projects in Africa, special effects in New York and computer gaming in London.

Nwokorie joined the Wolff Olins team in 2006 as a senior strategist, was appointed managing director of Wolff Olins' London office in 2010 and became global CEO in 2014.


Commenting on his appointment, Ije Nwokorie says, "As so many aspects of society and commerce are going through such fundamental rethinks, design has never been more important, and creative approaches never more required to address systematic challenges. I'm looking forward to seeing how our industry is bringing design as a tool to play our part in these critical and exciting times."

The 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will be held 15-21 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulation to Ije. Its a position I think he deserves and I believe he would not disappoint.

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