INDIAN WELLS, Calif., October 2, 2012 – Raymond Moore has become the
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and the BNP Paribas Open to be held March 4-17, 2013.
Moore, who has been involved with the event for 25 years as a former
owner and managing partner, will continue to be directly involved
overseeing the operations of the tennis tournament and the Indian
Wells Tennis Garden while reporting to Larry Ellison, the owner of
both assets through Tennis Ventures LLC.
“I’m excited about continuing my role in serving the BNP Paribas Open
and its staff, sponsors, players, affiliates and fans,” said Moore.
“The tournament built an exceptional foundation over more than three
and a half decades, but has also experienced explosive growth since
Larry Ellison took over the event and facility a few years ago. I look
forward to working directly with Tournament Director Steve Simon and
the opportunity and challenge of taking this event to new heights as
we strive to continue being one of the premier sporting events in the
Simon will continue in his current role as Chief Operating Officer
(COO) of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Tournament Director of the
BNP Paribas Open.