Chief Creative Officer, dentsu Good
Stretching across borders, Kai Exos leads our integrated social solutions group towards a kinder, more connected future.
Kai carries a reputation as a ‘creative juggernaut’ at dentsu. He serves in multiple capacities beyond the Chief Creative Officer of dentsu Good in the Americas; including a longstanding seat on dentsu’s Global Creative Excellence Council, the Chairman of Isobar Canada and remains CCO of dentsu Canada. Kai is a conscious advisor to our network’s clients and key partners.
Above all, he works tirelessly to democratize ideas in service of each and every world citizen.
He has won every major advertising award in his 20+ year career as a writer-director. Advocating for authenticity and representation, Kai is also well-known for a venerable collection of Black contemporary fine art that inspires him everyday.
As a lifelong futurist, the son and grandson of civil rights activists — he channels this dedication to inclusivity into carefully crafted teams of creative technologists, ethnographic researchers and data scientists.
Kai has also received international accolades citing his mindful leadership. Most notably, he was recognized by The Financial Times twice in the upper echelon of The Global 100 Diversity Leaders. Truly a ‘third culture kid’, Exos is African-Middle Eastern-Caribbean, Canadian-born (he is a nature conservationist and founder of a 150 acre island biome near Montreal), raised in Miami, and now lives and works in LA.
He has been featured in beloved publications like Huffington Post, the BBC, Betches, BlackBook and American Songwriter; and performed at major cultural events including Cannes, SXSW, Sundance and Art Basel.
Touted by Billboard as the ‘Next Big Sound’, Kai also has three Billboard US Top 40 hits. Among his gold records, his debut iconoclast album was released to critical acclaim and a world tour — his self-produced music and sonic branding has appeared in retail ads for McDonald’s, General Motors, Starbucks, Durex and LEGO, to name a few.