Africa Electronic Sport Association
Africa Electronic Sport Association
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members

Members

PRESIDENT

Emmanuel OYELAKIN
President
Nigeria

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Emmanuel OYELAKIN has extensive background in Banking and Technology spanning over 16 years. An Africa advocate, he is a firm believer in the potentials Africa possesses and opportunities therein. He is passionate about seeing the African youth rise up to bring about development on the continent and on the global stage while strategically driving the narrative straight from an African perspective.
Passionate and dedicated towards developing the gaming and esports sector in Nigeria, he founded League of Extraordinary Gamers (LXG Esports) in 2016 and Esports Nigeria in 2017. He currently serves as the founding president, Esports Federation of Africa (ESFA). He also serves as executive member of the committee for the Africa Esports Championship (AEC) and with the World Esports Consortium (WESCO) as president of the Africa Advisory Board and member of the Presidential Board.

FOUNDER & CEO

Ryan MACQUET
Founder & CEO
South Africa

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Ryan’s passion for Esports and Gaming started on a 486-computer playing chess at the age of 6 years old. His digital journey has been that of playing, competing, and learning over 30 years.

Ryan spent 9 years at Intel Corporation across the Retail and Education sector gaining a deep grounding in all things technology and its impact in everyday aspects of one’s life.

Since leaving Intel at the end of 2018, Ryan started up the Africa Electronic Sport Association, a non-profit company that strives to grow the adoption and awareness of Esports by using it as a vehicle for education transformation and 21st century learning.

DIRECTOR

Celeste LE GRANGE
Director
South Africa

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With over 15 years of experience in the IT, Celeste has a wealth of knowledge spanning across multiple roles including sales and marketing in Distribution, SMB market and Global Corporate.

She is a geek by heart and has an absolute passion for everything tech and is active with multiple companies raising awareness around E-Sports, Robotics and Coding.

VICE PRESIDENTS

Kwesi HAYFORD
Vice President - West Africa
Ghana

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Kwesi Hayford is an Esports Evangelist, Creative Designer, and a Digital Media enthusiast with a passion for the youth culture, technology and education. He inspires and empowers young people to create opportunities for themselves in digital media for the socio-economic growth for Africa.
Currently creating synergy, developing collaborations of Esports with all stakeholders both Ghana and internationally with the Ghana Esports Association which focuses on grassroots participation and content creation.
Kwesi Hayford has been very instrumental in organizing Esports events and helping professional gaming communities develop.
He is also founding member of the Africa Esports Championship. The dream to connect Africa with a Championship tournament with 20 countries. He is also the founding member of Esports Federation of Africa (ESFA)
Kiddie Esports is one of Kwesi’s initiative to help kids develop a growing interest in Esports and build a correct pathway via Education, Empowerment, Robotics, Drone Training and Exposure.
Douglas OGETO
Vice President - 
Kenya

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Douglas Ogeto is an entrepreneur with 9+ years of experience working in the field of Technology, Branding and Entrepreneurship with key specialties in Business Development, Community Building, Partnerships & Project Management. He has lived and worked in 2 countries: Kenya & Rwanda. He has co-founded 4 startups in Video Game Development, Education, Advisory & Branding.
He has built the largest community of video game developers in Africa. He has consulted for, set up, and ran entrepreneurship programs in East and West Africa for Global Companies including: Slush GIA, Ambitious Africa, Liquid Telecom among others. He is an alumnus of Edith Cowan University, Bachelor of Information Technology, Management Minor.
He currently serves as Co-Founder and CEO of LudiqueWorks, Africa’s fastest Video game publishing company. He also serves as an executive committee member for Africa Esports Championship (AEC), Africa’s Premier Esports league.
Yanis AHMIM
Vice President
Algeria

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Sales Manager for Gamestore.Dz, Former national radio’s & N’Tic Magazine’s Gaming Chronicler, Yanis is mainly an Algerian entrepreneur driven by a strong passion for gaming & electronic sports.
After founding DevQuest, an agency specialized in Advergaming, Yanis finally founded The Agency, an innovative marketing & ads company, offering classical and gaming-based services.
Through its subsidiary “GamersMagh” (Ex: Gamers Rules), the entity also organized the past 7 years, the biggest Algerian & North African electronics sports shows.
North African Cyber League
Fractal League
Also recently became the gaming partner for Comic con & Webedia and in process of creating the “AESA” for Algerian Electronic Sports Association.

MEMBERS

Baba Dioum
Member
Senegal

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Passionated by communication, technology, digital and Gaming, Baba created the first Gaming association in Senegal called SENGAMES with a Friend in 2011 and started running Esport tournaments in his Country in order to build a strong community of Gamers and attract Sponsors.

Digital Manager and Social Media Specialist, he worked for an independent Gaming Studio named Impact Games in 2015 as a Game Designer and Project Manager. The studio launched the first Mobile Wrestling Game in Senegal : Door Daan.

Baba is now working on an esport club project sponsored by The French Embassy that will create elite gamers in Senegal on different competitive games (FIFA, PES Street FIGHTER, TEKKEN and Mortal Kombat).

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AESA is an international organization headquartered in South Africa. It was established to promote the development and adoption of Electronic Sports (Esports) in Africa.
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