The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has confirmed the appointment of a new Vice President and Board member to the GEF Board, effective December 1, 2021.
The GEF Executive Committee unanimously approved the appointment of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud as Vice-President, joining five other Vice Presidents currently in office. In addition to being a GEF Vice President, HRH Prince Faisal is the President of Saudi Esports Federation and Arab Esports Federation and continues to serve as Chair of the GEF Education, Culture, Youth Commission.
The GEF Board has also approved the appointment of veteran strategist, Hala Ghandour, as member of the GEF Board, on top of her current engagement as member of the GEF Education, Culture, Youth Commission. Her appointment as Board member boosts the representation of women in the GEF leadership towards 40%, from 11% during its launch less than two years ago. The GEF Board is represented by a global community of leaders from across Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, as well as the MENA and Oceania regions.
“We are very proud to welcome HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud as GEF Vice-President and Hala Ghandour as a GEF Board Member. We have assembled a diverse global Board of strategic thinkers and leaders from esports, sports and the business community. We continue to evolve the organization in response to the needs of our community and the future of our rapid growth and development around our #worldconnected. These appointments give us further confidence in the convening capabilities of the Global Esports Federation,” Chris Chan, President of GEF, said.
“On this occasion, I would like to thank the Executive Committee for the trust they have put in me as Vice President of the Global Esports Federation and I am committed to exceeding all expectations set by the global esports community. I believe that this will enable us all to broaden our horizons and to go above and beyond to serve the global world of esports. To me, nurturing the industry has been and will always be a mission, and serving the community is a passion. This only makes me more compelled to do so with great partners and colleagues,” HRH Prince Faisal commented on his appointment.