Essar Gabriel - Druid Sport Executive VP

Essar Gabriel

Executive VP & co-Founder

54 years old, French

20 years in industry

AGES Associate Member


English, French, Arabic



MSc Civ Eng ESTP

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Essar Gabriel

Executive VP & co-Founder

C-Level sports administration executive that has helped deliver some of the largest global sporting events and programmes in the world.



  • Senior executive management and delivery of the largest international sporting events in the World
  • Management of International Federations & Leagues
  • Creation and development of large multi-sport events
  • Development of event owners’/local organisers’ national marketing, commercial & promotion plans
  • Planning of global grass roots and youth sports policies
  • C-level advisory work and strategic consultancy



2016-2018Founder & General Manager, egabriel consulting
2017  CEO, Nantes 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Cup
2011-2015General Secretary, World Athletics
2007-2011Associate Director Youth Olympic Games, IOC
2006-2007Independent Consultant
2004-2005COO, Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games Bid Committee
2001-2003CEO, Paris 2003 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Organising Committee
1999-2000Venue Manager The Dome & Pavilions, Sydney 2000 Organising Committee
1997-1998Director International Media Center, France 98 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee