Written by Hugh Waring, Edited by Vyas Ponnuri
Formula E, the all-electric racing series, has announced the appointment of Jeff Dodds as its new CEO, effective from June 5th. Dodds, who joins Formula E from Virgin Media O2, where he served as Chief Operating Officer, brings a wealth of experience to the role. He held executive positions at renowned companies such as Callaway Golf and Honda, before his appointment as CEO of Formula E.
As Formula E continues to grow and gain recognition as a leading global motorsport series, Dodds' appointment signifies the championship's commitment to furthering its success and growth. With a background in marketing and operations, Dodds is poised to lead Formula E into a new era of innovation and positive change.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the opportunity, Dodds highlighted the unique blend of cutting-edge technology and sustainability represented by Formula E. He acknowledged the championship's potential for endless innovation and positive transformation in the automotive, sports, and entertainment sectors. Dodds emphasized his eagerness to collaborate with the world-class team at Formula E, and shape the future of motorsport, redefining what is achievable.
Formula E co-founder and chairman, Alejandro Agag, praised Dodds' dynamic leadership and impressive execution, expressing his confidence in Dodds' ability to unlock the championship's full potential. Agag's endorsement reflects the high expectations set for Dodds as he takes the reins of the rapidly-expanding electric racing series.
The outgoing CEO, Jamie Reigle, who has been in the position since September 2019, will step down, but remain as an advisor to Formula E until the end of the year. Reigle expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to lead Formula E and commended the organisation's ambitious mission. He noted the dedicated and passionate individuals within the championship, committed to building a global sport while simultaneously driving positive change in the world.
Reigle pledged his support to Dodds during the transitional period and expressed his excitement about returning to being a devoted fan of Formula E.
The new CEO stated to the media: “I am thrilled to take on the role of CEO at Formula E,
“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 co-founder and chairman Alejandro Agag added: “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.”