Ije Nwokorie appointed new Design jury head at Cannes

23 Apr,2014

By a correspondent

 

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has appointed Ije Nwokorie, the new Global CEO of Wolff Olins as the Design Lions jury president. Ije replaces Karl Heiselman following his recent departure from Wolff Olins to Apple.

 

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.

 

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. 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.

 

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