Cilla was born to an Indonesian family with mixed religious and cultural backgrounds, which instilled in her a great curiosity to find out more about the world. At the age of 15, she decided to study away from home. Believing in the power of hard work and going the extra mile, Cilla advanced quickly in her market research career at Acorn’s Jakarta office. Striving for more solid regional exposure, she moved to Singapore and joined Kadence, a business-to-business research company. In 2007, she joined Innate Motion to run projects across Asia. For her, learning about human beings is the most interesting and challenging never-ending theme.
Aqeelah has a love for connecting with people from different backgrounds and cultures. She grew up with a strong connection to the arts training in dance, music and drama from the age of four. At 18 she moved from her relaxed hometown Durban to pursue a more cosmopolitan city life in Cape Town in order to study Media, Writing and Film at the University of Cape Town. Her love for Strategic Brand Marketing came from her work across notable food, fashion and beauty brands whilst based in Cape Town.
Her formative years in Digital Marketing, PR and Events were preparing her for the experience of a lifetime on Beauty Revolution, Africa’s Boldest Beauty Festival which took place in April, 2019. The celebration of diversity and inclusion that was highlighted at the festival saw Aqeelah develop a strong passion and responsibility for creating work with meaning that can impact a community. This profound feeling of working in a human-centric way led her to join Innate Motion in May 2019, where she looks forward to growing herself and the brands she works on with purpose.
Filippo, born in Milan, Italy, incorporates the sense for fashion and design. He loves paying attention to details and knows the ultimate importance of style. Filippo studied marketing and public relations in a desire to brighten up the world with great brands and stories. His desire to learn about new cultures led him to leave his homeland and live in Asia, Australia, and now in the US with his husband. His real passion: people. At Innate Motion, Filippo strives for perfect service and support everyday, making sure humanizing business is in our core.