Naoto Akagi

Naoto Akagi

How can a holding company support a collective of creative firms to achieve what they aspire to be, both on their own and as part of something bigger than themselves? In what ways can these firms inspire each other and also transform the holding company?

Those are questions I work to find answers to every day. As Senior Vice President of kyu, I see my primary role as ensuring that communication is as transparent and effective as possible between kyu and Hakuhodo DY Holdings while defending the spirit and autonomy of the collective.

What are you most excited about for kyu's next five years?

I am most excited about kyu shaping its POV on different themes and topics, and sharing them with the world in order to spark new conversations.