| Apr 8, 2014
'Six Strengths’ philosophy

Ajaz Ahmed, CEO of AKQA will join the 7th edition of the Leaders Sport Business Summit in London, taking place on 8-9 October 2014 at Chelsea FC.

An industry pioneer, Ajaz founded AKQA at the age of 21. Today, AKQA employs around 1,600 people across 13 offices and its clients include Nike and Red Bull. AKQA is dedicated to the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. The company has created many of the world’s most influential and iconic works.

As the latest speaker to be announced for the annual flagship event, Ajaz will join the likes of Jeffrey Webb, President, CONCACAF; Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation; Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft; Christian Seifert, CEO, German Bundesliga; Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN International; Erick Thohir, Owner and President, FC Internazionale Milano; and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the European Club Association.

Ajaz will deliver a keynote session to 1500 leading sports executives, sharing the insights behind the most enduring and successful teams.

James Worrall, CEO, Leaders commented: “Ajaz is one of the most inspirational executives driving innovation and change for some of the world’s leading brands. AKQA’s focus on recruiting the right people and creating work that connects with audiences is unmatched. We look forward to hearing from Ajaz about the insights behind building an organisation like AKQA and the lessons learned from working with many of the world’s most respected companies.”

Ajaz Ahmed said: “The most enduring organisations have a philosophy that’s limitless in its contribution to advance society and humanity’s progress. I look forward to sharing thoughts and ideas that I hope are of practical use.”

The Leaders Sport Business Summit is an exclusive invite only event, with 1500 places available to Director level executives in sport worldwide. To register your interest for the event, or to learn more about Leaders Sport Business Summit, please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or email [email protected].

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