Head of Sponsorship & Business Development EU Esport @ Riot Games
Alban Dechelotte is the Head of Esports Sponsorships and Business Development for Riot Games in Europe. Prior to his current role Alban lead the Gaming and Esports agenda at the Coca-Cola Company. During his 5 year tenure at the Atlanta based company he led award winning campaigns that included the 2013 Coca-Cola Zero partnership with PlayStation Europe, the 2014 partnership with Ubisoft Just Dance to promote active healthy living, the 2014 rule breaking global partnership with Riot Games, and Coca-Cola’s 2017 signing of the first virtual athlete Alex Hunter from the EA Sports FIFA franchise.
Prior to Coca-Cola, Alban spent 10 years on the agency side at Havas Sports & Entertainment on clients such as adidas, Hyundai, Sparkasse, Lacoste, Europcar, Unilever and Louis Vuitton. Through his professional career Alban has accumulated extensive experience developing partnerships in the United States, China, Egypt, Germany and France.
Alban studied international business, sports and marketing in France at the ESSEC Business School and in Germany at Fachhochschule Dortmund. Alban is a passionate player of League of Legends, a former underage international rugby player and sources inspiration from street art and scuba diving in the summer.