Kai Diekmann was born in Ravensburg (Germany) on 27 June 1964. Till January 2017 he was publishing director of BILD. For 15 years prior to this, he was editor-in-chief of BILD.
Since 2004, Diekmann has been an independent member of the board of directors of Hürriyet; since 2011 he has served as non-executive director of the London Times; since 2017 member of the Public Policy Advisory Board, UBER, San Francisco. Since November 2017, he is also Chairman of the Freundeskreis Yad Vashem in Germany e.V.
Kai Diekmann is today the founder and shareholder of Der Zukunftsfonds and the Social Media Company Storymachine.
Diekmann has written and edited several books. He is married and has four children.