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Ajaz Ahmed

Ajaz Ahmed

Job

Chairman

Company

AKQA

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7780 4786

Address

1 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M

Born

1st May 1973

Album

Who Needs Action When You Got Words by Plan B.

Book

The Professor: Arsene Wenger at Arsenal by Myles Palmer.

Breakfast radio show

XFM with Lauren Laverne.

Career history

AKQA and prior to that Apple.

Daily newspaper

news.bbc.co.uk

Everyone's saying

The London-based agency continues to go great guns in the US, with the Coca-Cola win this year's highlight. In London, the indefatigable Ahmed still needs to build AKQA's online advertising credentials if it is not to be pigeonholed as a web design shop.

Family

At last count there are around 480 people in the family.

Favourite ad

Nike's 'revolution in motion' featuring The Beatles song

Favourite technology

Gortex.

Greatest achievement

AKQA being named Agency of the Year in the UK and US at the same time

Magazine (pleasure)

Wired

Magazine (professional)

digg.com.

Most humbling experience

My burning ambition when I was younger was to work for Apple. Aged 17 that dream came true, and I got an amazing chance to learn on the inside from a company that I have always loved from the outside. Apple's education and influence has been with me ever since. Recently Steve Jobs, Apple's boss, said: 'Don't let the noise of others' opinion drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.' Sir Richard Branson also has a motto which is: 'Scr

Most-admired entrepreneur

Sir Richard Branson.

Sunday newspaper

Depends what's on the cover.

TV programme

24

Website

Wikipedia.

What car do you own

Aston Martin DB9.

What principle defines your working life

AKQA's founding values of innovation, service, quality and thought.


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