Leon Bakka
Leon Bakka
Account Director
+1 248 430 8010

Although Leon might be considered a local – he was born in Michigan and now works in Centigrade’s Birmingham, Michigan office – his career is anything but. His client portfolio includes a world-class range of companies, including Alcantara, Audi, Fisker, Flexjet, McIntosh and Bentley Motors. He has been a Regional Marketing Manager for Bentley in the US and Canada, managed the US Auto Show program and was fully responsible for the US components for the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Le Mans programs. We think his passion for great brands and a love for classic cars certainly helped. Along the way, Leon was even handpicked to be part of a global product team that identifies and delivers fresh, on-brand product features to market.
 
Leon’s client and business savvy also means he plays a double role at Centigrade as an Account Manager in client relations and enterprise operations responsibilities. That means he manages accounts from concept to completion and keeps his brain in “forward-thinking” mode to proactively pitch new ideas and make sure clients are always planning ahead.
 
Outside the office, Leon enjoys spending time with friends, hunting for antiques, watching scary movies and home renovation. He has a younger brother who lives in Western Michigan and is a pet godparent to a friend’s Maine Coon Cat called Ms. Margaret Thatcher. Leon also has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance and has studied abroad. When asked if he speaks another language, he replied, “Muy poco español.”