Former BCG advisor Farhan Zaidi heads The Dodgers

14 November 2014

LA baseball team The Dodgers hired former BCG consultant Farhan Zaidi as the new general manager. Zaidi joins the management of the team after a 10-year career at the Oakland Athletics, where he served as Assistant General Manager and Director of Baseball Operations in his latest role.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the baseball team of Los Angeles in California. The team was established in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, when it was known as the Brooklyn Dodgers, and moved to Los Angeles in 1958. So far, the Dodgers won six World Series titles and 21 National League pennants.

Just recently, the team appointed Farhan Zaidi as the 11th General Manager, a role in which he will primarily focus on the Major League club and player acquisitions. Zaidi joins The Dodgers from the Oakland Athletics where he worked for the past 10 years, most recently as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Baseball Operations and before this as Baseball Operations Analyst. “It is very exciting for us to be able to add two exceptional, veteran baseball executives like Farhan and Josh*,” said Dodger President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. “They will both work closely with me on all aspects of baseball operations in our efforts to make the Dodgers' front office and team the best it can possibly be.”

LA DODGERS appoints Farhan Zaidi as General Manager

Prior to joining the baseball business, Zaidi served as a Business Development Associate at Small World Media/The Sporting News and as Associate/Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Zaidi has a BA in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Economics from the University of California.

* In addition to hiring Farhan Zaidi, the Dodgers also hired Josh Byrnes, who will take on the role of Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations.


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