Savvy Games Group appoints Majed Al-Muhanna as Chief Human Resources Officer

Savvy Games Group (“Savvy”), the games and esports company founded to drive the long-term growth and development of the games and esports industry worldwide, announced today the appointment of Majed Al-Muhanna as Chief Human Resources Officer.In his new role, Majed will lead the development and implementation of Savvy’s human resources strategy, including overseeing talent development and attraction of both local and international games specialists. As a member of Savvy’s leadership team, he will also drive progress towards Savvy’s strategic objectives, and contribute to Savvy’s work in support of Saudi Arabia’s National Gaming and Esports Strategy.Majed brings wide-ranging experience of human resources leadership roles at major financial and consumer-facing organisations across the investment banking, retail, and manufacturing sectors. He was previously Chief Human Capital Officer of SNB Capital, where he was a member of the organisation’s leadership team and drove its human capital strategy.In addition to his role at Savvy, Majed currently serves as Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Capital Market Institutions Committee, which supports the development of the capital market sector in Saudi Arabia. He will report to Savvy’s CEO, Brian Ward.Commenting on the appointment, Brian Ward, CEO of Savvy, said, “We are excited to welcome Majed Al-Muhanna to Savvy’s executive leadership team as Chief Human Resources Officer. Majed’s expertise in nurturing talent pipelines and implementing wider organisational human resources strategies will enable Savvy’s continued growth and the success of our team. Majed joins Savvy at an exciting time for our business and the wider gaming and esports industry – we are delighted to have in on board.”

Savvy Games Group welcomes new General Counsel

RIYADH : Savvy Games Group (“Savvy”), the games and esports company founded to drive the long-term growth and development of esports and the wider games industry worldwide, announced today the appointment of Feras Houhou as General Counsel.Feras brings extensive legal and governance experience to the company and will play a pivotal role in ensuring legal compliance, managing risk, and driving strategic growth initiatives.Feras is a seasoned legal professional with a distinguished career spanning over 16 years in the capital market industry. Prior to joining Savvy, he served as a Legal Advisor and later as the Chief Legal and Governance Officer and Board Secretary at SNB Capital. During his tenure, Feras demonstrated exceptional legal expertise and leadership, overseeing critical legal functions and governance affairs, and providing advice on major cross-border financial transactions.In his role as Savvy’s General Counsel, Feras assumes responsibility for five key control and advisory functions, including legal affairs, risk management, compliance, governance, and board affairs. His expertise in navigating complex financial transactions, particularly demonstrated during his time at SNB Capital, will be instrumental in guiding Savvy through its strategic investments and growth plans both locally and internationally.Brian Ward, CEO of Savvy, expressed his enthusiasm about Feras joining the team, stating, “Feras has an extensive legal background, corporate governance acumen and experience in managing complex transactions. Bringing him onto the Savvy team as General Counsel will provide invaluable guidance and support to our organisation and strengthens our commitment to excellence, legal compliance, and fostering a culture of transparency and accountability.”An alumnus of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, Feras additionally holds an LLM from Georgetown University Law Centre