The all-electric Formula E championship has announced Jamie Reigle is stepping down as chief executive, with former Virgin Media O2 chief operating officer Jeff Dodds named as his replacement.
- Reigle will transition into an advisory role for the remainder of the season
- Dodds to begin new position on 5th June, immediately after the Jakarta E-Prix
Context: Reigle’s time leading the all-electric series will be reflected on with mixed emotions, with The Race describing his time in charge as ‘impactful but detached’. He navigated the series through the challenge of the pandemic, but also oversaw the departures of big manufacturers such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
Comment: 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 nine. 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. 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.”
Dodds added: “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. 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.”
Reigle reflected: “It has been an honour leading Formula E for the last four years. 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.”
Coming next: The next round of the Formula E season takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia, with two races across 3rd and 4th June.