Management Appointments: Dynamic Duo to Head BLINK
11th February 2017
We have appointed Rengy John and Clint Nagata as Co-CEOs, marking a new chapter for our firm. Both leaders will focus on their respective areas of expertise to strengthen the company through integrated business and design leadership.
Over the past decade, BLINK has risen to be one of the top design firms that provides building design and interior design services in the luxury hospitality market. We have put a strong team in place to achieve our goal of global recognition as a preeminent luxury hospitality design firm.
“There is tremendous potential — as a young firm, BLINK is dynamic and agile…”
Rengy joins BLINK from a 14-year career with Wilson Associates, where he was most recently Managing Director of its 200-strong team in Singapore and Shanghai — the company’s largest globally. On his move to BLINK, Rengy says, “There is tremendous potential — as a young firm, BLINK is dynamic and agile, which is a great fit for the new generation of hospitality entrepreneurs with whom we are working. I’ve always admired Clint’s design vision. This strengthening of BLINK’s leadership is a testament to our vision and ambitions.”
Clint, who joins Rengy as Co-CEO of BLINK, affirms the decision for a dual-leadership model: “The collaborative model plays to our individual strengths and enables greater effectiveness. At the same time, we can count on each other’s insight for future business decisions and challenges as we expand.”
In August 2016, we signed an exclusive agreement to manage and operate the ultra-luxury Jaya interior design business (JID), with the express intent of continuing the legacy of its celebrated founder, Jaya Ibrahim, while forging ahead into a new era of incomparable guest experiences. Today, BLINK is recognized as an ascendant design leader within the luxury hospitality sector in Asia and beyond.