TEAM

Tennium was founded by entrepreneur Kristoff Puelinckx together with former French tennis player Sebastien Grosjean. Key executives include Martin Hughes and Joaquin Rios Casanova.

The core team brings together extensive experience in the tennis sport combined with deep expertise in global business, including areas like consumer marketing and brand building, M&A and investment management and international high growth management.

Kristoff Puelinckx

Kristoff Puelinckx

Founder & CEO
Kristoff has an incredible entrepreneurial spirit and sense for business that made him a successful and recognized businessman around the world. His business and investment activities ranging from developing countries all the way to Silicon Valley give him a unique perspective on global business. His passion for tennis and the true belief that a new platform can be developed to help define the future of the sport drove him to undertake this new entrepreneurial project together with a diverse group of tennis insiders and general business executives.
His forehand drive is not at the level of his business drive yet but be careful when he serves.

Sebastien Grosjean

Co Founder
Sebastien is one of the mostly recognized French tennis players of all times. He has contributed tremendously to the sport as a player, but also as a coach and tournament director. Additionally Sebastien promotes the sport and its partners as a brand ambassador to a number of globally recognised brands and as a sports consultant to these international corporations. As an entrepreneur now Sebastien will look to continue to contribute to the growth and development of the sport globally.
His trademark backwards hat has been shelved for some time now, but he claims he can still hit a few balls.
Martin Hughes

Martin Hughes

Partner & Executive Director
Martin considers himself an engineer after 20 years of building long lasting bridges between consumers and brands all around the world. With solid business foundations, a very creative mind and an obsession with consumer centricity he has an incredible track record developing and growing businesses in the Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe for some of the biggest FMCG companies. Martin will contribute to the growth and positioning of brands and companies through tennis as the sport continues to grow in traditional but also new tennis markets around the world.
His passion and energy are reflected in his tennis game with a bespoke backhand not seen on the tour yet.
Joaquin Rios Casanova

Joaquin Rios Casanova

Partner & Executive Director
Joaquin is often called the Swiss Train. He moves businesses at a very high speed, perfectly planned, always on time, with outstanding results. His extensive deal making and finance experience will help drive a number of organic and inorganic opportunities and deals changing the sport in the future and the structure of the key stakeholders in it. His experience and  capacity to deliver in a variety of markets globally makes him a true international executive and citizen of the world.
His young son has been beating him at tennis for some time now but you still would not want to meet him at the net on a sunny day.