Formula E appoints Jeff Dodds as new CEO, taking office on June 5
Formula E is getting a new CEO: On Wednesday, Jeff Dodds was introduced as Jamie Reigle's successor. The Canadian had announced his retirement from the executive board just a day before, but will remain as an advisor to Formula E for the remainder of the season to ensure a smooth transition.
Dodds previously served as chief operating officer at media company Virgin Media O2. Prior to that, he served as COO, managing director and chief marketing officer at Virgin Media, and spent two years in the Netherlands as CEO of telecommunications company Tele2.
"I am thrilled to take on the role of CEO at Formula E," describes Jeff Dodds. "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."
Alejandro Agag, Founder and Chairman of Formula E, said, "I am pleased to welcome Jeff Dodds as Chief Executive Officer ahead of an exciting phase for Formula E as we build upon the success of Season 9,. Jeff brings a proven track record of dynamic leadership and impressive execution to Formula E, and the Board looks forward to him unlocking the full potential of Formula E, for the benefit of our fans, teams, manufacturers, partners and stakeholders."
"I would like to thank Jamie for his leadership over the last four years and welcome his support over the remainder of the season," Agag continued. "I enjoyed partnering with Jamie to build upon my founding vision while reimagining the definition of success for Formula E. It has been a pleasure working with him and I look forward to welcoming him back at Formula E races in the future."
Reigle: "It has been an honour leading Formula E"
Reigle was named CEO of Formula E in late 2019. After leading the racing series through the pandemic, he oversaw the introduction of a new qualifying format, the launch of the Gen3 car, and the introduction of the cost cap for Formula E teams and manufacturers, among other things.
“It has been an honour leading Formula E for the last four years," said Jamie Reigle. "I was initially attracted to Formula E’s unique position as a sport at the intersection of innovation, sustainability and electric mobility."
"What I found was far more ambitious and humbling; a passionate group of people committed to building a global sport while changing the world. This mission continues under new leadership and as someone who benefitted from a partnership with Alejandro I’m happy to support Jeff before reverting to life as a passionate Formula E fan.”