Friisdahl takes over as MLSE CEO and president

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The lengthy process of finding a replacement for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president and CEO Tim Leiweke has come to a close.

MLSE has announced that Michael Friisdahl will assume the presidency and CEO positions in December.

Friisdahl is assuming this position after spending roughly three years as the president and CEO of Air Canada’s Leisure Group.

“As both an entrepreneur and a C-level executive in consumer-facing businesses at the Canadian and international level, Michael has shown an unwavering commitment to delivering for the customer,” MLSE Chairman Larry Tanenbaum said. “His focus will be on supporting our fans and our teams while maximizing the potential of MLSE’s iconic sports, entertainment and real estate assets.”

In addition to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Marlies, MLSE also has a number of other assets, including the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and MLS’ Toronto FC.

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