Kish Hirani

BAME in Games

Chair - BAME in Games

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Short CV

Kish marks 21 years in the games industry this year. He started as a software engineer, swiftly attaining technical director or equivalent roles at development studios and publishing houses like Acclaim, THQ, BBC Multimedia to name a few... The second half of his career he moved to platform holders starting with Microsoft then settling at Sony PlayStation for 8 years as their Head of Developer Services, developing and managing resources for all developer support-facing technical activities covering the historic PAL regions. Currently, he is a freelance consultant, mentor, advisor in the industry and has taken up the voluntary position of the first Chair of the UK advocacy group BAME in Games (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic), promoting ethnic minority diversity in the videogames industry. He is also on the board of Women in Game promoting diversity in workplace and helping with their soon to be launched mentorship program.

BAME in Games

BAME in Games is an advocacy organisation that exists to encourage more diverse talent to work in the games and the wider entertainment industry as well as bring the awareness of lack of diversity in the industry. It is early days for the org (soft launched last Summer) and currently aims to provide a clear point of contact for companies and organisations seeking to promote ethnic diversity in the games and entertainment sectors.

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