Chirag Desai is the founder of the Amaeya Media Network, the UAE's first independent podcast company which has grown into one of the largest podcast network's in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.

Chirag is a long-term believer in the power of audio and turned his single passion show into an award-winning podcast network in 2017. Since then, Amaeya Media has launched more than 25 shows, both owned and branded podcasts, and published nearly 18,000 minutes of audio content.

Chirag is also the author of the annual State of Industry Reports published by the company and a founding member of the first-ever regional industry event, The Middle East Podcast Forum. He is also an elected member of the Board of Governors of The Podcast Academy.

Before venturing into the podcasting world, Chirag helped business build, manage & audit their technology needs for over 12 years and was a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

You can connect with Chirag on Twitter, and follow him on Podchaser.