Our People

Leadership

Each member of our team brings with them a wealth of experience, having worked for some of the largest international leading firms within their respected fields. As a close-knit team, each member works closely with the client and one another to ensure delivery of the highest standard.

Achievement
Rika Sonobe

Managing Director | Interior Designer

Rika Sonobe

As a thought leader at Cresava, Rika actively cultivates a collaborative working environment with the Client, as well as leveraging multicultural experiences to develop design solutions that respond to their local context and businesses. Having worked for some internationally acclaimed practices before joining Cresava, Rika understands how design can play a vital role in bringing an exceptional user experience, while she strives to bring brands to life and strongly believes people are the key to success for any business. Rika holds a BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture from Oxford Brookes University.

Pavan Birdi

Strategic Director | Architect

Pavan Birdi

As a registered Architect, Pavan has considerable corporate experience working for a number of renowned architectural firms in Asia and Europe. Having worked on a range of complex projects with large scale developers, Pavan drives communication and planning, ensuring a consistently high-level standard with thought-out creative solutions benefitting the client’s goal. Being exposed to a variety of opportunities and challenges adds to his professional knowledge, expanding his boundaries of creativity in design and business. He completed his RIBA Part II in the AA School of Architecture before becoming a chartered architect from the University of Westminster.

Operations Director | Fashion Designer

Hiroshi Sonobe

Hiroshi is a committed leader in promoting Cresava’s operations in Tokyo. As Director of Operations, he is recognised for his organisational skills and coordination in a wide range of design projects. Before joining Cresava, Hiroshi has worked with internationally renowned fashion brands where he has gained experience establishing relationships with both clients and factories worldwide. He actively exposes himself to fast-paced shifting trends, to which he can identify and apply to suit each client’s brief. Hiroshi holds a BA (Hons) at Fashion Menswear from London College of Fashion.

Shu Narita

Creative Director | Graphic Designer

Shu Narita

Shu has worked in 5 different agencies across the globe including New York, Chicago, Singapore and Tokyo. Born and raised in Kobe, Japan, Shu was fortunate to have attended international schools since the age of three. Graduating from the School of Visual Arts in NYC with a BFA in Graphic Design / Advertising. As a award winning creative professional, This background has given him a multi-cultural understanding of ‘idea creation’.