Sultan Al Ryami
Head of gaming and esports, AD Gaming, Creative Media Authority, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

Sultan Al Riyami (panel discussion 5) started his career in media at twofour54 in 2015 with the strategy and investments team, and transitioned to gaming and esports operations in mid-2020. His goal is to turn Abu Dhabi into a global powerhouse in the gaming and esports scene by creating a world-class competitive package for game developers.

He helped drive the conversations that led to Unity Technologies setting up their headquarters for the Middle East and Africa in the Middle East, and led discussions with division 1 esports teams like Team NIGMA (now Nigma Galaxy), encouraging them to relocate their global headquarters to Abu Dhabi.

Sultan spends his free time playing the latest releases on both PC and console, and enthusiastically cheering on his favorite esports teams when they’re competing live!