Takemura’s appointment will bolster frog’s growth in the region and support local clients with customer-centric transformation
Singapore, March 28, 2022 — Today, frog, a leading global creative consultancy and part of Capgemini Invent, announced the appointment of Ori Takemura as its Executive Design Director in Asia. Ori will join an expert team of designers, creative business strategists and disruptive innovators, as the brand continues its rapid growth in Asia following the expansion of its global capabilities and footprint last year.
Takemura will lead customer transformation for frog across the design and innovation studios in Singapore and Hong Kong. His wide-ranging experience includes helping to build innovation and design centers for Singapore Press Holdings, managing Olu Technology Ventures, establishing a seed fund focused on blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies, and mentoring start-ups via SPH Ventures and Scape Singapore. He is also the co-founder of Infinity Archives (obits.sg), where he brought innovation to the end-of-life and memorialization market.
Ori will report to frog Asia Managing Director Sebastian Troen, and will round out the frog Asia leadership team that comprises Garrett Teoh, Data & Analytics Senior Director, and Ignatius Ong, Executive Design Director.
Commenting on the appointment, Sebastian Troen, Managing Director of frog Asia said: “We are delighted to welcome Ori to frog and to gain his unparalleled experience at the intersection of design, technology and building experience at scale in enterprises. He will play a vital role in helping our clients meet the rapidly growing expectations around customer experience, and facilitating transformation from legacy to leadership through innovative, dynamic, responsive experiences.”
Kim Douglas, Head of Capgemini Invent for APAC, said: “We’re on a mission to reinvent the consulting model by being more modern, disruptive and focused on the art of transformation execution. We have never met someone quite as ‘frog’ as Ori. He embodies the original disruptor mindset of frog evidenced in the work he has done and the businesses he has built. It feels like we’re welcoming him home, even though he has just arrived.”
frog serves businesses across Asia, partnering with organizations to generate growth through the design of products, services and experiences that delight their customers and grow their businesses.
frog is a leading global creative consultancy, part of Capgemini Invent. It challenges the status quo to craft and build transformative human experiences that win hearts and move markets. Partnering with passionate leaders and visionary entrepreneurs, it applies creativity, strategy, design and data to re-invent businesses, drive growth and orchestrate customer centric transformation. Together it strives to shape a regenerative future that is both sustainable and inclusive for businesses, people and planet.
For more information on frog, a part of Capgemini Invent, visit frog.co
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