Formula E has appointed Jamie Reigle as its new CEO with immediate effect, ending months of speculation about the role.
The Canadian will take over the position left vacant by former CEO Alejandro Agag, who took up the role of Formula E Chairman, and the two will work together at the head of the motorsport series, which has recently announced its first ever profit.
Reigle, who spent a decade working as a senior executive at Manchester United, as well as most recently as Executive Vice-President, Business Operations at the Los Angeles Rams, will bring experience from across different sports, while his role will oversee the overall management and day-to-day operations of the company as well as working with Agag on global growth.
Jamie Reigle, CEO, Formula E, said: "I'm delighted and honoured to be charged with leading Formula E through its next phase of development. I’ve followed the championship from inception and admired the global sports platform Alejandro and his team have 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."
Alejandro Agag, Chairman, Formula E, added: "Jamie’s wealth of experience working in sport 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."