Introduced along with Jason Levien as D.C. United Managing General Partner on July 10, 2012, Erick Thohir is an entrepreneur and the founder of MAHAKA Group, which focuses on media and entertainment holdings. Thohir's media holdings include TV and radio stations, newspaper and magazine publications, and an out-of-home and digital/new media business. In addition to the MAHAKA Group, Thohir is the President of VIVA Group and has developed an integrated entertainment and sport enterprise called ELIVE (Entertainment Live). VIVA Group includes one of Indonesia's leading news portals and national TV networks, and ELIVE encompasses online ticketing, venue management, sponsorship, brand activation and movie production in Indonesia.
In sports, Thohir is a co-owner of the Serie A side F.C. Internazionale Milano, making him and his partners the first Asian owners in Italy’s top football league. The former President of the Indonesian Basketball Association, Thohir currently serves as the President of SEABA, a subzone of FIBA Asia. Recently, he founded ASEAN Sports Ventures, a company which provides strategic advisory services to a variety of sports and entertainment properties, building and positioning sustainable brands in the Southeast Asian marketplace.
Among Thohir's other sport holdings is Satria Muda Britama Jakarta (Indonesian National Basketball League), winners of seven championships at the highest level of national competition in Indonesia.
In addition to being active in media, entertainment and sports, Thohir is also involved in various civic and non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, recently served as Chef de Mission for the Indonesian delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games and operates, alongside his family, TriNugraha Thohir, an investment holding company which owns PT Adaro Indonesia Tbk and several other businesses.
JASON M. LEVIEN
Introduced along with Erick Thohir as D.C. United Managing General Partner on July 10, 2012, Jason Levien is the president and founder of LSRI, a firm specializing in investments in sports and media properties. He serves as the CEO of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and was previously a co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Earlier in his career, Levien was a prominent sports agent and attorney, representing players, coaches, teams, leagues, and sports and media executives. He also spent two seasons as an NBA executive.
Levien has strong roots in the District from his time as a student at Georgetown University, a lawyer at the Williams & Connolly firm and a resident of both the Cleveland Park and DuPont Circle neighborhoods. Levien also served as a law clerk in Maryland to the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
A graduate of Pomona College, Levien served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review while earning his law degree and master's in public policy from the University of Michigan. He later received a fellowship from Harvard Law School and as an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley Law School.
WILLIAM H.C. CHANG
William H.C. Chang is the Co-Ownder and General Partner of D.C. United. He serves as Chairman of Westlake International Group. Westlake is a privately held, diversified investment company with operations in the United States, China, Latin America, Japan, India and Canada. Its investments span private and public equities, including venture capital, professional sports, media and entertainment, emerging technologies, life sciences and real estate. He is also on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club, and on the Board of Directors of U.S.A. Rugby.
Chang is an active investor in early stage technology companies through his Edge Venture Capital Fund, with a particular focus on clean/green, M2M, mobile and cloud based applications.
Chang's associations and affiliations include: the Asian Business League (Founding Chairman); California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (Director); California International Relations Foundation (Director); Chinese American Association of Commerce (Founder); City Club of San Francisco (Founding Governor); Harvard University (Asia Center and Committee on University Resources); The Asia Foundation (Trustee); and World President's Organization.
Chang has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.