McLaren reveals passing of Mansour Ojjeh

JUNE 6, 2021

McLaren reveals passing of Mansour Ojjeh

Mansour Ojjeh, Ron Dennis, Brazilian GP 2006
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It has been announced that Mansour Ojjeh died in Geneva, aged 68.

Mansour Akram Ojjeh was a French Saudi Arabian-born entrepreneur who owns part of TAG, a Luxembourg-based holding company with interests worldwide. Ojjeh was the CEO of TAG, which is believed to own 14.32% of the McLaren Group, assets of which includes McLaren Automotive and the McLaren Formula One team, and has been a shareholder since 1984.

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing said, "The passing of Mansour Ojjeh has devastated everyone at McLaren Racing. Mansour has been etched into the heart and soul of this team for nearly 40 years and was intrinsic to its success. He was a true racer in every sense. Ultra-competitive, determined, passionate and, above all, perhaps his defining characteristic: sporting. No matter the intensity of the battle, Mansour always put sport first.”

"Mansour was a titan of our sport, yet modest, unassuming and disarming to all he encountered. His easy manner, sharp wit and warm humour touched all those who were fortunate to know him.”

"His love of this team was palpable for all to see and those of us privileged to work for McLaren will remember Mansour as an impressive yet humble, human, father-figure who showed us at the most individual, personal level how to fight adversity and be resilient.”

"He will remain in death what he was in life: a constant inspiration to all of us at McLaren and beyond. Mansour’s legacy is secure. It is woven into this team and perpetual. We race on as he would wish, our resolve stronger than ever, with his memory and legacy forever in our hearts and minds.”

"All at McLaren Racing express their deepest sympathies to his entire family.”

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