Formula E has today announced Jamie Reigle as its new Chief Executive Officer.
As first reported by e-racing365 in July, Reigle joined Formula E recently and will work in tandem with existing deputy CEO Alberto Longo and Chairman Alejandro Agag to run the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Reigle was until recently the executive vice president of business operations for the Los Angeles Rams NFL team.
The Canadian, whose first day of work at Formula E Operations is today, is being formally introduced to Formula E teams and key stakeholders at a specially arranged summit in London this week.
He will take over the position from Formula E founder Alejandro Agag, who was announced as series Chairman last December. Agag is currently spending most of his time masterminding the ambitious Extreme E electric off-road series.
“I’m delighted and honored to be charged with leading Formula E through its next phase of development,” said Reigle.
“I’ve followed the championship from inception and admired the global sports platform Alejandro and his team has created in short order.
“I’m eager to plug in and work with Alejandro to continue to develop Formula E as the most exciting series in motorsport and a platform for the potential of the future of electric vehicles and sustainable mobility.”
Reigle spent a decade of his career as a senior executive position at Manchester United football club before joining the L.A Rams in 2017.
The 41-year-old Canadian also previously worked with The Carlyle Group and J.P. Morgan.
His appointment is understood to be at the behest of Liberty Global, which holds the largest stake in Formula E. Reigle attended last July’s New York City E-Prix as a guest of the championship.
He is set to work alongside both Agag and Longo, with Agag retaining relationships with key sponsors, teams and long-standing partners such as the FIA, as well as existing host cities.
Reigle will oversee the overall management of the company and day-to-day operations.
“Jamie’s wealth of experience working in sports properties across North America, Europe and Asia make him the best person for the job,” commented Agag.
“With his addition to our existing executive team, we have an incredibly strong line-up to continue building and developing Formula E through our next growth cycle.
“I’ll be making the transition to Chairman and will work in tandem with Jamie to ensure that our vision and plans for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship are fulfilled.”