AEG Presents Names Matthew Lazarus-Hall Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific
Expansion in the Region Includes Relocating Headquarters to Singapore, With New Developments and Partnerships in Bangkok, Seoul, Australia and China
SINGAPORE & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, continues to expand its global footprint naming industry veteran Matthew Lazarus-Hall Senior Vice President, AEG Presents, Asia Pacific. The company has also announced it is establishing its regional headquarters in Singapore, marking another significant step in growth in the Pan-Asian region. The announcement was made today by Adam Wilkes, President & CEO, AEG Asia.
In the newly created position, as senior vice president, Lazarus-Hall will oversee all touring, festivals and sports for AEG Presents across the Pan-Asian region. He will report to Wilkes, who will now be based out of AEG’s new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
With over 25 years’ experience in live entertainment business, Lazarus-Hall has held numerous high-profile roles, including his consulting business - Uncommon Cord, that runs a number of major events in Australia where he also held the positions of CEO of Chugg Entertainment for 12 years and the CEO of Australia’s leading country music festival, CMC Rocks. Under Lazarus-Hall’s leadership, Chugg Entertainment was ranked the sixth biggest promoter in the world in 2010. He has promoted hundreds of concert tours and helped develop two long running festivals, Laneway and CMC Rocks. Prior to Chugg Entertainment, Lazarus-Hall held senior leadership roles at Ticketek, Australia’s largest ticketing agency, overseeing marquee events including the Sydney Olympic Games and the Rugby World Cup.
In addition, AEG has brought aboard two seasoned executives: Taylor Agisim as Vice President, Business Development and Ryan Sandilands, Vice President, Global Partnerships. Agisim, who re-joins AEG having worked for the company in Shanghai, China in 2011-2012 and was most recently with FLASH Entertainment in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will concentrate on further expanding AEG’s platform in Asia Pacific. Sandilands brings to AEG over 20 years of partnership experience through executive positions at Cirque du Soleil, Octagon, and the Women’s Tennis Association across both Europe and Asia.
“With decades of experience in promoting world-class entertainment in the APAC region, Matthew was the ideal executive to lead our growing team,” said Wilkes. “We are thrilled to welcome him, as well as Taylor and Ryan, into the AEG family.”
Continued Wilkes, “The move to Singapore is precipitated by our continued growth across Asia and Australia. It’s the epicenter of business in the region and establishing AEG’s roots in the city solidifies our commitment to our partners and our growing business.”
“AEG Presents has shown tremendous growth in other markets like the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States and I could see the potential once they began developing in Asia and the Pacific region,” said Lazarus-Hall. “I look forward to working with Adam and the rest of the team as we explore all the new and exciting opportunities ahead.”
AEG’s expansion in the region has been marked by significant developments, partnerships and growth initiatives over the past two years, including: partnering with The Mall Group to develop two innovative entertainment and sports venues in Bangkok; partnering with CJ LiveCity to develop a state-of-the-art arena as part of an entertainment district in Seoul; joint venture with Frontier Touring, the leading concert and touring company in Australia and New Zealand; and entering into the tenth year managing China’s most successful arena, the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. AEG Presents recently promoted the Ed Sheeran’s Asia tour, and is launching Shawn Mendes Asia tour in Seoul on September 25. Additionally, AEG will promote The NBA’s first-ever games in India, bringing the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers to Mumbai on October 4 and 5.
About AEG Presents
Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across three continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the gold standard for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, BTS, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as Goldenvoice, Messina Touring Group, Concerts West, The Bowery Presents, PromoWest Productions, Marshall Arts, Madison House Presents, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an infrastructure for artist development and audience reach that is unmatched by any company in the world. AEG Presents is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the AEG. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 150 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, AXS.com ticketing platform, AXS cable television channel and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG hosts more than 22,000 events and entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com .