Introduced along with Jason Levien as D.C. United Managing General Partner on July 10, 2012, Erick Thohir is an Indonesian entrepreneur and sports investor.
In addition to D.C. United, his International Sports Capital company acquired a controlling stake of the Italian Serie A professional soccer club, F.C. Internazionale Milano in November of 2013. Thohir was subsequently elected the 21st President in Internazionale’s 106 year history. The combination of these two football/soccer properties advances the global strategy of his sports portfolio, which includes former co-ownership of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers as well.
Thohir is also the founder of the Mahaka Group, a business which focuses on media and entertainment holdings. Mahaka’s interests include a ticketing company, top ranked radio and television stations, and numerous additional restructured businesses.
JASON M. LEVIEN
Managing General Partner
D.C. United's Managing General Partner Jason Levien oversees the organization on behalf of ownership, including soccer and business operations. He serves on Major League Soccer's Board of Governors.
Since 2012, Levien has led the efforts that resulted in the development of the club's new state-of-the-art 20,000 seat Audi Field home and adjoining mixed-use development in D.C.'s Buzzard Point area south of the United States Capitol. It is the largest ever public investment in a soccer stadium in the United States.
United was entering their fifth consecutive season without reaching the playoffs when current ownership arrived. In the five seasons since, D.C. United have qualified for the playoffs all but once, reached the Eastern Conference Finals and won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Levien is the founder of Levien Sports and Entertainment (LSE), a diversified global investment and advisory company. LSE has sports-focused investments which, in addition to Major League Soccer, include interests in autonomous video production, esports and Swansea City A.F.C. of the English Premier League where Levien serves as Co-Managing Partner.
Previously, Levien served as CEO and Managing Partner of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and the FedexForum. During his tenure, the team had their most successful period in franchise history, including the most regular season wins and deepest playoff run (Western Conference Finals), as well as being named the Number One Professional Sports Franchise in North America by ESPN.
Levien graduated from Pomona College, where he was a member of the basketball team. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as a law review editor. He earned a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
Levien served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Diana Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and subsequently worked at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C.
Levien has been an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Law as well as being awarded fellowships at the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.