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As a founding member of Fortysix, Kian has helped Dentsu Aegis Network to create a new, inclusive recruitment model to attract more BAME talent. Having recognised longstanding biases in the advertising industry, Kian addressed this by eliminating unconscious bias from the system and by bringing in a pool of fresh, diverse talent. Kian’s methods have helped to significantly increase BAME representation across the company. For the last two years, Kian has been building a proprietary platform called Striipes: an online insights tool, which bridges the gap between brands and young people. Striipes is powered by a community of 1000 of young creatives who are 16-24. The majority of members are from BAME and lower socio-economic backgrounds. Outside of work, Kian is the One Young World ambassador for Iran. One Young World is the preeminent global forum for young leaders aged 18-30; empowering them to develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. In his spare time, Kian carries out pro bono work for Care4Calais, a charity which provides direct aid to refugees living in the worst conditions across northern France.

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