Andrew Au

Regional Managing Director APAC, Eight Inc.

Andrew is executive director Asia Pacific for Eight Inc., an experience design firm most known for designing the Apple retail programme. As executive director, Andrew is responsible for the regional growth and strategic partnerships. 

For over 30 years Eight Inc. has worked with companies such as Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll and Citibank.  The firm takes on an interdisciplinary and holistic approach, working across traditional disciplines including strategy, architecture, exhibition, interior design, product, communications and branding. Eight Inc. has 11 studios and 200+ strategic designers and business creatives connect across 7 time zones and 3 continents.

Andrew started in publishing with Fortune and The Economist. His creative curiosity later took him agency-side, where he repositioned Fluid, leading to its acquisition by PwC in 2016. Most recently he was managing director Southeast Asia for creative agency Imagination where his key account was Shell. 

Outside of work Andrew is an avid surfski paddler, having competed in Mauritius, Hawaii and Hong Kong. He’s also an amateur Lego-mason and aspirational home cook.


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