Lisa Lazarus Assumes New Role at FEI

July 31, 2013

Lisa Lazarus, pilule General Counsel at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), search is to take on a new role as Chief of Business Development & Strategy.

In her new position Ms Lazarus (pictured left) will be responsible for evaluating FEI’s commercial opportunities, mind reviewing the federation’s Commercial Department as well as directly addressing the needs of top-level sponsors and stakeholders.

Ms Lazarus joined the FEI in 2009 as General Counsel and has been responsible for representing the organisation in all cases before the FEI Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in addition to professionalising the legal process within the FEI. Lazarus also redrafted anti-doping rules in alignment with the FEI Clean Sport campaign.

“I am delighted to have been offered this challenging role at such an exciting time for the FEI,” Lisa Lazarus said. “I am convinced that there are many avenues to be explored on the commercial front and I am looking forward to working with the team at FEI Headquarters to maximise those opportunities for the benefit of the sport as a whole.”

Mikael Rentsch (pictured right), currently FEI Senior Legal Counsel, will become Legal Director in charge of the FEI Legal Department. He joined the FEI in 2006 as Legal Counsel and was promoted to Senior Legal Counsel in January 2011.

“I am very happy that this restructuring will mean we have really well qualified people in positions where they can provide maximum operational benefits for the sport,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos said. “Lisa has already brought an incredible fund of knowledge and expertise to the FEI and, as she comes from a sporting background, and specifically in the area of business development, we are convinced that she can contribute enormously to the further success of the FEI in her new role.

“Mikael has been with the FEI since 2006 and has proved himself to be a natural successor to Lisa in the Legal Department and I have no doubt that this internal reorganisation will create a new dynamic in the FEI with a high potential for the further development of our sport and our business.”