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Sandsoft Games Appoints Ahmed Sharif as Chief Technology Officer

Sandsoft Games, a leading game maker based in Saudi Arabia, has announced the appointment of Ahmed Sharif as their new Chief Technology Officer. This strategic move reinforces Sandsoft’s commitment to becoming a dominant force in the mobile gaming industry. As CTO, Sharif will be responsible for driving technology and innovation, particularly in enhancing and scaling the Sandsoft Publishing Platform. He will also provide technical guidance and support to the in-house game development team.

CEO David Fernandez expressed his excitement about Sharif’s appointment, stating, “Ahmed is an exceptional hire for Sandsoft. With his extensive experience in engineering strategy and renowned gaming titles, I am confident that he will play a crucial role in driving Sandsoft’s growth in the coming years.”

Building Success in the MENA Region

Prior to joining Sandsoft, Ahmed Sharif served as the Head of AR, VR, Metaverse Automation, and Platform Engineering at Meta. He has also held leadership positions at renowned game companies like Electronic Arts, Tag Games, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. This appointment highlights the trend of top talent gravitating towards mobile game makers. It also underscores the significance of Sandsoft’s presence in the MENA region, which is experiencing rapid growth in the mobile gaming market.

Ahmed Sharif expressed his enthusiasm for joining Sandsoft and their vision for creating engaging and diverse games. He stated, “Throughout my career, I have been passionate about delivering unforgettable gaming experiences through cutting-edge technology and content. Sandsoft’s dedication to cross-platform gaming in accessible, mobile-first environments aligns perfectly with that objective. I firmly believe that Sandsoft is poised to become a leader in the global games industry, and I am thrilled to contribute to their success.”

Sandsoft Games was recently recognized as one of the top 30 MENA Game Makers of 2022.