Recently appointed as Vice Chairman, Ted Fikre is a top executive at AEG responsible for overseeing business development, government and media relations, administration and legal affairs for the company. Fikre plays a leading role in all major strategic and financial transactions for AEG, including acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, financings, investments and asset dispositions. In addition, Fikre oversees AEG�s large real estate and venue development projects in the US and abroad. A member of the company�s Board of Directors as well as its newly formed Office of the Chairman, Fikre is closely involved in directing the management of the company and charting its future. Fikre has played an instrumental role in the vast growth of AEG since he joined the company 16 years ago. Starting with the acquisition of the Los Angeles Kings and the construction of STAPLES Center, and continuing through the company�s foray into a myriad of other areas including music, soccer, facility management, and real estate development, Fikre has been at the center of AEG�s rapid expansion into an international sports and entertainment company that is a leading presenter of sports, music and other live entertainment, as well as a developer, owner and operator of first class facilities around the globe. Fikre�s legal, media and government relations, and administrative responsibilities extend across AEG�s wide portfolio of sports and entertainment properties, including both owned and managed arenas and stadiums throughout the US and various international markets; entertainment districts in Los Angeles (L.A. LIVE) and London (the O2); sports teams such as the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Galaxy; major on-going development projects including Farmers Field in Los Angeles and a new arena in Las Vegas; new business initiatives such as AXS.com and related ticketing, media and digital ventures; and a wide variety of other business units located around the world. Prior to joining AEG as general counsel in 1997, Fikre was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, where he handled a variety of transactional matters, with a focus on project finance and mergers and acquisitions. Before embarking on a legal career, Fikre was an assistant economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he conducted international financial market research (1989-1991).Fikre graduated magna cum laude from Princeton in 1989 with a degree in economics. He received his law degree, with distinction, from Stanford Law School in 1994.
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