JoAnna Esty

Former Infrastructure and Mobility Advisor, County Zoning & Planning Department | Royal Commission for AlUla, KSA

Results-driven executive with 30+ years of experience. Proven ability to recruit, develop and lead large, successful technology, infrastructure, digital, strategy, planning, R&D and innovation teams. Well networked with a solid track record in creating and delivering ingenious business and technology transformational projects that exceed stakeholder expectations.

Leading and managing all of the planning for infrastructure and transportation development for the Royal Commission of AlUla. Lead accountability in the preparation, implementation, budgeting and monitoring of these planning outcomes, and their integration into and support of the overall urban development. Follow up coordination for construction, commissioning and delivery.

Previously direct large international teams setting up new technology-based initiatives in global markets. Directed cross-functional project teams to assess high priority partnership targets; assemble and manage strategy and development teams and activities, as well as take new companies to market.

Co-led major corporation data privacy and cybersecurity initiative and provide data management and retention lead for policies; provide business and lead legal counseling for major IT infrastructure deals.

Worked for major blue chip entertainment company in research and development helping to drive new initiatives in graphical systems, virtual reality and augmented reality.