Interview with Leyla Johnson, CEO

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

In this episode, you’ll meet Leyla Johnson, CEO and Creative Director at Mohawk Games.

Leyla Johnson

CEO, Head Writer

All rise for your Warrior Queen, Her Royal Highness, Leyla Johnson!

Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, I am a proud immigrant from the land of the Phoenicians and Canaanites. I moved to the distant shores of the United States, which I made my new home.

I returned to Lebanon for some time to undertake studies in Journalism and an internship from which destiny led me to my own radio show. Addressing large communities across the Middle East, I eventually supported the US Embassy in organising beautiful jazz festivals in the historical city of Damascus.

My love for people and languages drew me to a position with the US State Department where I trained diplomats. I myself am versed in several languages including English, Arabic of various dialects, French, Spanish and Russian. Through this, I connect with a diverse mix of people and engage in hearty conversations.

My reign at Mohawk Games began unofficially as I engaged the community and shared their feedback with the team to further improve Offworld Trading Company. Taking my fated seat as CEO of Mohawk Games, I was humbled to learn that even the mightiest of leaders require reliable support by their side. Bringing on diverse talent allowed me to develop a culture and kingdom that is safe and encouraging for my team – Of this, I am immensely proud.

Come, won’t you join me in rich conversation?