Lisa Lazarus, FEI Chief of Business Development & Strategy, has announced that she will be leaving the organisation at the end of May 2015. Lazarus is moving to Singapore with her family.
Lazarus 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.”
Prior to joining the FEI, Lazarus was Senior Director of Partner Development for NFL International in London.
“Lisa Lazarus has made a huge contribution to the FEI over her six years with us. 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,” explained Sabrina Zeender, FEI Secretary General.
“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 exclusively appointed the global executive search firm Korn Ferry to recruit Lazarus’ replacement.