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
As D.C. United's Managing General Partner, Jason Levien leads ownership in overseeing soccer and business operations as well as soccer stadium development in the District of Columbia. He also serves as D.C. United's MLS Governor. United were entering their fifth consecutive season without reaching the playoffs when Levien and Thohir took over. In the five seasons since purchasing the club, D.C. United have made the playoffs all but once, reached the Eastern Conference Finals and won the U.S. Open Cup.
Levien is also an investor and the Co-Managing Partner of Swansea City A.F.C. in the English Premier League.
Previously, Levien served as CEO and Managing Partner of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and the FedexForum. During his tenure overseeing the Grizzlies, the team had its most successful period in franchise history, including its most regular season wins and deepest playoff run (Western Conference Finals). During Levien's tenure, ESPN named the Grizzlies as the Number 1 Professional Sports Franchise in North America.
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. He later founded a sports representation and investment firm where he worked with teams, players and executives in the NBA, NFL and MLB.
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.