Victor Cui named Elks president and CEO

THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have named Victor Cui as the CFL club’s new president and chief executive officer.

Cui, who was born and raised in Edmonton, co-founded the Singapore-based One Championship mixed martial arts promotion, which made its debut in 2011 and now broadcasts to over 150 countries and is currently valued at over US$1 billion.

He previously worked as a senior executive at ESPN Star Sports and the PGA Tour.

Cui takes over from Chris Presson, who was fired in November along with general manager Brock Sunderland and head coach Jaime Elizondo after a disastrous 2021 season.

The storied CFL franchise was tied for the league’s worst record at 3-11, and lost all seven of its home games at Commonwealth Stadium.