AEG Europe Appoint Marciano as President and CEO

April 6, 2011

A press release from AEG Europe, owner and operator of The O2 Arena, London, announced that the leading sports and entertainment company have appointed Jay Marciano as its President and CEO.

Marciano will begin his new role on May 9, reporting directly to AEG Europe’s Board of Directors, and joins the company from his previous role as President of New York-based Madison Square Garden Entertainment [MSGE].

In his new position Marciano will utilize his extensive live entertainment and facilities experience to oversee all activity in the European region incorporating AEG Facilities’ 20 music and entertainment venues located in nine European markets, including The O2, London; O2 World, Berlin; O2 World, Hamburg; Ericsson Globe, Stockholm; SECC New National Arena, Glasgow; Ahoy Rotterdam and the ULKER Arena and Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul.

In addition he will be overseeing other divisions of AEG Europe including AEG Europe Ticketing (Outbox), AEG Global Partnerships – Europe, AEG Live Europe and AEG Europe Development.

Marciano will also oversee some of AEG Europe’s more diverse businesses which include Thames Clippers (the London river boat service) and European sports franchises such as German ice hockey clubs Eisbaren Berlin and Hamburg Freezers as well as the Swedish Hammarby Sports Association which owns and manages Stockholm soccer club, Hammarby Fotboll.

Under Marciano, all of AEG’s European businesses will be run by one central management team.

Marciano oversaw bookings and productions at world renowned venues including Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre and the Chicago Theatre during his six year career with MSGE. He also directed a rebranding initiative for the company resulting in numerous acquisitions and partnerships.

Marciano previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at AEG Live in Los Angeles from March, 2003 to March, 2005 where he was responsible for the development and overall operations of AEG Live’s regional offices and the company’s music festival division, as well as being part of the team responsible for conceiving and designing The O2.

Tim Leiweke, President and CEO, AEG Global said: “I’ve had the personal and professional pleasure of working with and knowing Jay for many years and I believe that there is no one in the world more qualified to lead AEG in Europe. His exceptional skills and experience with facilities and content for these facilities is recognized as being one of the most unique and extraordinary in the industry.

“It was critical for us to find a person of his stature that can manage our facilities division, our content division, our entry into the ticking industry as well as our sports and development divisions across Europe. Jay was our first choice and we are exceptionally lucky to have him back working for us at AEG Europe.”

On leaving MSGE to join AEG Europe, Marciano added: “I’ve had six wonderful years at Madison Square Garden Entertainment. It has been a privilege to work with such an extraordinarily talented and dedicated team, and the decision to leave was not taken lightly.

“However, the opportunity to move to London and work with AEG Europe and at The O2 was too good to resist. AEG Europe is a dynamic commercial operation and The O2 has proven to be one of the world’s most successful venues. I look forward to contributing to their continued growth and success.”