Ex-Man Utd executive appointed Formula E CEO

Jamie Reigle (left) and Alejandro Agag (right)

Formula E has appointed ex-Manchester United and Los Angeles Rams executive Jamie Reigle as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Reigle replaces the all-electric championship’s founder, Alejandro Agag, as part of the latter’s previously announced transition to the role of chairman.

In the Canadian’s time at Manchester United, he “oversaw global commercial activity” and “led the company’s initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange”, according to Formula E’s announcement.

“I’m delighted and honoured 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 have created in short order.

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“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.”

Agag added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Jamie to the Formula E family.

“Jamie’s wealth of experience working in sports properties across North America, Europe and Asia make him the best person for the job.

“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.”

The 2019/20 Formula E season, which will see the debut of factory teams from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, starts in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 22-23.

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