Alejandro Agag is a businessman, entrepreneur and visionary. Founder and CEO of Formula E – the electric street racing series – Agag has a knack for seeing what’s on the horizon and getting on board, and this time it’s RMS St. Helena and Extreme E.
Agag was born in Madrid and enjoyed an international upbringing in Paris and across the pond in New York – gaining fluency in English, Spanish, French and Italian. After finishing education and graduating from university, Agag moved into politics and quickly established himself to become the personal assistant to the Spanish prime minister.
After winning a seat and becoming the youngest Spanish representative in European Parliament at the age of 28, Agag left the world of politics and moved into the fast lane. Together with business partner Flavio Briatore, they purchased the TV rights for Formula 1 in Spain – just as Fernando Alonso dethroned Michael Schumacher.
Agag later moved to GP2 - revamping the Campos outfit into the highly successful Barwa Addax Team. Following a short switch to football with Queens Park Rangers, Agag set his sights on a start-up – winning the tender to promote the new FIA Formula E Championship.
Extreme E is operated in association with Formula E – the organizers of the world’s first fully electric single-seater racing series. With Agag’s expertise and experience, he’ll help expand electric racing beyond the boundaries of the city streets to the most remote corners of the planet.