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Shunsuke Kakinami
Executive Creative Director
McCann Health Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN // Shunsuke’s career is hybrid and expansive. In 1999 he started his career as an account executive for ADK where he spent 8 and a half years on the account side. In 2007 he moved to Beacon Commutations/Leo Burnett Tokyo as a senior producer and gradually expanded his role into as an integrated planner, interactive creative director and creative director.

Through a decade of working with Nike Japan both in ADK and Beacon Communications, he pursued creative innovations in addition to traditional ads. And for the last decade he has led award-winning projects across a variety of brands almost every year, having totaled about 250 awards internationally and domestically including Clio, Cannes Lions, One Show, Epica and many.

In April 2017, he joined McCann Health Japan with a purpose to escalate the potentiality of creative meaningfulness in healthcare field through more creative contributions to the category. He was promoted to Executive Creative Director in June 2018.