FEI Chief of Business Development & Strategy Lisa Lazarus is leaving her post at the end of next month.
Lazarus, who is moving to Singapore with her family, was FEI General Counsel from May 2009 to August 2013, before taking up her current post overseeing the FEI’s commercial activities, including broadcast media distribution and sales, partnerships, branding, licensing and merchandising.
“While I am of course very sad to say goodbye to my talented colleagues at the FEI, and to the FEI Family as a whole, I am proud of the recent accomplishments that have been made in growing the value of the FEI’s media rights and partnerships”, Lazarus said.
“Equestrian sport offers so much to its partners with the unique bond between two athletes, human and horse, a demographically compelling fan base, and men and women competing as equals.”
Before joining the FEI, Lazarus was Senior Director of Partner Development for NFL International in London.
FEI Secretary General Sabrina Zeender said Lazarus had made a “huge contribution” to the FEI over six years.
“She has shared a wealth of expertise and knowledge, and built partnerships that have greatly enhanced the income streams of the FEI and helped to fund the ongoing development of the sport,” Seender said.
“We are now looking to build on this success, as equestrian sport experiences huge global growth and moves to the next level commercially.”
The FEI has appointed the global executive search firm Korn Ferry to recruit a replacement.