ABB FIA Formula E Series Announces Changes at the Top
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is getting a new leader.
Jamie Reigle, who has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the all-electric open-wheel racing series since 2019, announced on Wednesday that he will stepping down, effective June 5.
Reigle will be replaced by Jeff Dodds as CEO. Dodds comes to Formula E from Virgin Media/Virgin Media O2, where he had served as that company's CEO since May of 2021, according to his LinkedIn page.
“I am thrilled to take on the role of CEO at Formula E," Dodds said in a statement released by 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.”
Dodds' first race at the helm of Formula E will be the series' stop in Portland, Oregon, on June 24. Portland will host the lone U.S. race on this year's Formula E schedule.
Reigle, meanwhile, is moving to an advisory role with Formula E for the remainder of the season.
It has been an honor 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."
During his tenure, Reigle oversaw the introduction the launch of the GEN 3 car and the implementation of technical, commercial and financial regulations that reinforce Formula E's business model.
“I would like to thank Jamie for his leadership over the last four years and welcome his support over the remainder of the season," said Alejandro Agag, founder and chairman, Formula E. "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.