Introduced along with Jason Levien as D.C. United Managing 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. He also serves as the President of VIVA Group, which includes one of Indonesia's leading news portals and national TV network, and has developed an integrated entertainment and sport enterprise known as ELIVE (Entertainment Live), which encompasses online ticketing, venue management, sponsorship, brand activation and movie production in Indonesia.
In sports, Thohir is a co-owner of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, making him the first Asian owner in the NBA. He is also the founder of the ASEAN Basketball League, the first regional professional sports league in Southeast Asia. Thohir is the former President of the Indonesian Basketball Association and he currently serves as the President of SEABA, a subzone of FIBA Asia. Recently, he founded ASEAN Sport Ventures, an international sports promotion and event management group focusing on a variety of sports and platforms in Southeast Asia.
Among Thohir's other sport holdings are the Indonesia Warriors (ASEAN Basketball League) and 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 is co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers. Previously, Levien was a prominent player-agent and attorney, representing players, coaches, teams, leagues, and sports and media executives. He also spent two seasons as an executive with the NBA's Sacramento Kings.
Levien, who attended Georgetown University, worked at Williams & Connolly and Greenberg Traurig law firms and lived in the D.C. area for a decade. He also served as a law clerk in Maryland to the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and as an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley Law School. Levien is a graduate of Pomona College. He 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, and he later received a fellowship at Harvard Law School.
WILLIAM H.C. CHANG
William H.C. Chang 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. Investments span private and public equities, including venture capital, professional sports, media and entertainment, emerging technologies, life sciences, and real estate.
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 is the Co-Owner and General Partner of D. C. United. 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 has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.