Ola Serhan was appointed as the World Backgammon Federation's Secretary General in 2021. She is fiercely committed to growing the backgammon international community, bridging social players into competition, and defending backgammon as a mindsport.
She became aware of the modern backgammon scene in 2018 and has since then traveled in several countries to take part to international tournaments. She has won the Ladies Tournament in Gibraltar, in 2019.
Ola has organised her first live tournament in 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, in partnership with the UKBGF. With the global lock-down, she has initiated the first-ever Backgammon Online Festival BG is BiG!, in co-direction with Arda Findikoglu, combining 12 hours of expertise from Grand Masters and Giants, with a high-class online tournament.
Growing up in war times, Ola Serhan says it was backgammon that truly showed her the actual magic of life. "The time and energy I give to the World community today is only a small return compared to what the game gives me in terms of grace."
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