Akiko Kaneko

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of A.KA Tokyo Co.,Ltd.
Almost twenty years of experience in PR, communications, research & development, and implementation of international fashion brand names in Japan. Consulting on strategy implementation in Japan through constant communication with the clients.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1991|1994

  • Sann Freres, SA
  • PR Department
  • Implemented the first PR team at Sann Freres, SA

1994|2006

  • PR Director
  • HIGH LIGHTS
  • * Jil Sander
  • Opened mega flagship store for Jil Sander in Aoyama and Osaka. Established the brand name as a global luxury brand.
  • * Pringle of Scotland
  • Opened flagship store for Pringle in Aoyama. Successfully implemented the renewed image of argyle and lion logo. Huge success on implementation of the sports bags.
  • * Juicy Couture
  • Opened first flagship store in the world for Juicy Couture in Aoyama. Successfully implemented in the market.

2006|2010

  • PMD Japan, ltd
  • Founded PMD Japan. Exclusive Distributor and PR agent for luxury fashion brands such as Neil Barrett, Pringle of Scotland, Catherine Malandrino, and Rena Lange.
  • HIGH LIGHTS
  • * Neil Barrett
  • Opened the first mega flagship shop for Neil Barrett in the world with the renown architect, Zaha Hadid. This was the first retail space project for Zaha Hadid. Successfully featured the brand name not only in the fashion industry, but also in the architecture industry.
  • Currently acting as PR agent Neil Barrett, overlooking all the PR and Communication activities for Neil Barrett trademarks in Japan.
  • * +J (Jil Sander Uniqlo project)
  • Branding, PR and marketing services for +J, a new Uniqlo brand in collaboration with Ms.Jil Sander since 2008. Successfully implemented +J brand in major Uniqlo flagship store, achieving record sales.

2010

  • A.KA Tokyo Co.,Ltd
  • Founded A.KA Tokyo in February 2010

2013

  • Established Consorzio per la tutela del Franciacorta Japan Office

EDUCATION

Gakushuin University
Bachelor of Laws

EXPERIENCE WITH LUXURY BRAND NAMES

  • Alberta Ferretti
  • Catherine Malandrino
  • Ermanno Scervino
  • Juicy Couture
  • Neil Barrett
  • Pomellato
  • Pringle of Scotland
  • Raf Simons
  • Rena Lange
  • Jil Sander
  • Nancy Gonzalez
  • Temple St. Clare
  • Martine Sitbon
  • Marcel Marongiu
  • Andrew GN
  • Karl Lagerfeld
  • Dice Kayek etc.

A.KA TOKYO

  • Japanese
  • English
To the top