FE, Jeff Dodds is the new CEO. Reigle resigns after moving the league to post-pandemic
LONDON – Formula E, the FIA’s all-electric single-seater world championship, has a new CEO. We are talking about the British director, born in 1973, Geoff Dodds, who also worked in the government across the Channel. Dodds, will enter service with June 5, after a weekend with the dual Indonesian ePrix in Jakarta, Nos. 10 and 11 of Season 9. The first zero-emission race under his responsibility will take place in the United States, in Portland, on June 24.
The new CEO It comes from Virgin Media O2, the British media giant born out of a joint venture between Liberty Global, the multinational company with roots in the US, UK and the Netherlands that has taken over Formula 1 and is a shareholder in Formula E itself, and Spanish Telefónica of which he had a position. actions Director. “I am delighted to take on the role of CEO of Formula E,” Dodds said, “and my passion for cars, sports and entertainment means I am extremely intrigued by this opportunity.” According to the director, the electric circuit is “one platform”. His experience and origins seem to indicate the direction the tournament intends to take to grow further and gain more exposure on a global level.
Dodds takes over From outgoing Canadian Jimmy Riggle, who was called up in 2019 to replace one of the Spanish founders, Alejandro Agag, son-in-law of former conservative Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. The nearly four years that marked his administration were eventful, starting with the difficulties Formula E had to contend with in order to survive the pandemic. Riegel also had to deal with the farewells of three German luxury companies: BMW, Audi, and Mercedes. He was able to adopt the single-seat Gen3 as well as introduce new regulations, starting with a new and more exciting qualifying system.
At least until the end of the season The Canadian director would remain as an advisor, a role for which Agag himself thanked him. “It was an honor to drive Formula E,” Riegel commented, “at first attracted by its position as a sport at the intersection of innovation, sustainability and electric mobility. What I found was more ambitious and humbling: a group of passionate people motivated to create a global review while the world was changing. The target will now be pursued under new leadership and I am delighted to be supporting Geoff in the transition to a simple Formula E enthusiast.”
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