Richard Brissius

SpecialityRace Chairman at The Ocean Race
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Richard Brisius is Race Chairman of The Ocean Race, since 1973 sailing’s greatest challenge and dubbed ‘the toughest test of a team in sport’. Brisius took the reins of the Race in 2017, alongside his long-time business partner Johan Salén. He has been involved in nine editions of The Ocean Race, his first experience dating back to the 1989-90 race, where he raced onboard Gatorade and returned the following edition as a crew member onboard Brooksfield. Brisius then found success with team management, including winning efforts EF Language (1997-98) and Ericsson 4 (2008-09), as well as second place finishers, Assa Abloy (2001-02) .In 2014-15, he managed the Team SCA, the first all-female race entry in over 10 years. He has also raced in the America´s Cup, sailed to Antarctica and been head of global marketing communication at Ericsson. Most recently, Brisius was the CEO of Sweden’s ‘Stockholm Åre 2026’ Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid – a bold and ground-breaking proposal to deliver the most sustainable Olympic Games of all-time. Since taking the helm of The Ocean Race in 2017, Brisius and Salén have promoted ‘Racing with Purpose’, putting an award-winning sustainability programme at the heart of the race.

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