Formula E has announced CEO Jamie Reigle will step down, as he makes way for the new appointment Jeff Dodds.
Reigle has spent the last four years in the role, working alongside series founder Alejandro Agag. He will stay on until the end of the season in an advisory capacity to ease the transition.
Reigle’s career as Formula E CEO started with guiding the series through the tumultuous COVID-19 period before introducing the new Gen3 car. In a statement released by the championship, Agag thanked Reigle for his efforts over the last few years.
“I enjoyed partnering with Jamie to build upon my founding vision while reimagining the definition of success for Formula E,” Agag said. “It has been a pleasure working with him and I look forward to welcoming him back at Formula E races in the future.”
Reigle’s replacement is former Virgin Media O2 COO Jeff Dodds in a move that the series says will “lead the next phase of Formula E’s growth as the first electric motorsport world championship and driving force behind sustainability in elite sport.”
Dodds experience mainly lies in the telecommunications industry, having previously held a CEO position at the Dutch telecoms business Tele2. He has also worked in executive roles at Honda and Callaway Golf.
On his role, Dodds expressed how thrilled he was to take the role, and laid down his passion for the sport.
“My passion for automotive, sport and entertainment means I am incredibly excited about this opportunity. Formula E is a unique platform that blends cutting-edge technology with the world’s most sustainable sport, providing endless potential for innovation and positive change.
“There is a world-class team at Formula E and I am excited to lead them into the next chapter, shaping the future of motorsport and redefining what is possible.”
Formula E returns to the track in two weeks for the doubleheader in Jakarta.
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