Kiran Jay Haslam
Chief Marketing Officer
Diriyah Gate Development Authority
With a career spanning multiple Continents, Kiran has played a key role in reinventing two of the world’s most powerful luxury brands in both the luxury yachting and luxury automotive spheres. He has established and branded progressive media platforms in the Middle East; authored two children’s story books; toured the world as an acclaimed musician and composer - and has been recognized as an influential and powerful public speaker with a creatively disruptive and strategic mind. The Australian Perth-born nomad studied Marine Biology and graduated in Engineering Technology from Deakin University (Victoria) before pursuing his Masters in Guitar from Berklee (Boston), and has lived, studied and worked across South and Central Asia, the Middle East, Central Europe, and the United Kingdom, with his wife, kids and 17-year-old cat.
Currently based in Riyadh as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, Kiran is now establishing “Diriyah” within the Kingdom and re-establishing its position, globally, not just as the birthplace of the Kingdom, but also as a centre for preservation of heritage and perpetuator of culture. This pedestrian and urban city, anchored on the UNESCO World Heritage site of At-Turaif, will play a significant role to shape global society to redefine Saudi Arabia as one of the great gathering places of our time.