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Kai Exos

As a brand leader and seniormost creative talent within Dentsu Aegis Network Canada, with a longstanding seat on the Isobar Global Creative Council, Kai has introduced Inclusivity Training within his 100-strong team of innovators and creators. This Summer 2018, a three-year integration that Kai co-chaired for 650 of his network teammates will culminate — focused on the power of craft and diversity to achieve positive collective results. Kai is a lifetime member of the NAACP and serves on the board of directors for @Unity_In_Color, a global movement in solidarity for Women’s Rights. Monthly initiatives for his internal project, The Intersectionality Forum, continue to take place at their Toronto headquarters to highlight shared values and encourage representation. In addition to his philanthropic endeavours, Kai’s activism extends further as a Billboard-charting musician alongside his private collection of fine art from the African diaspora.

 

Kai Exos

For nearly two decades, Kai has focused his creative vision to transform the historically white advertising industry to better represent the total market. More recently, the innovation agency he co-founded merged to become part of the Dentsu Aegis Network: Exos now leads the Canadian arm of Isobar’s 6000 digital pioneers across more than 45 markets worldwide. He serves in multiple global capacities, including a longstanding seat on the Creative Excellence Council and creative advisory in support of the worldwide network’s broader Media Partnerships. To weaken unconscious bias over a 900-day period, Kai has inspired inclusive practices within his leadership team; to effectively remove names and pronouns from CVs, launch an Intersectionality ERP, design all-gender washrooms, build a culturally-appropriate Health & Wellness program, and educate all levels of management to fully represent a diverse set of individuals in recruitment. As a musician and activist, Kai currently works in LA and Toronto where his daily values operate on the axis of veganism and feminism. His commercial work as a writer is further invested in Ujaama with his multi-million dollar private collection of contemporary fine art from BAME artists.