About us

Tennium

Tennium looks to work closely together with players, global brands and investors in the build out of the sport. Its focused model allows it to go very deep into the sport and be fully committed to its different stakeholders.

Tennium’s vision is to become a relevant force in global tennis by building synergetic business lines integrated under one platform bringing together different parts of the sport.

Expertise

Tennium 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.

We believe this allows us to establish a new and unique synergetic business model contributing to the overall development of players and growth of the sport.

Team

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Kristoff Puelinckx
Founder & CEO

Kristoff has an incredible entrepreneurial spirit and business sense with a unique perspective on global business that has made him a recognised businessman around the world. His passion for tennis and true belief in a new platform to define the future of the sport drives him to undertake this entrepreneurial venture alongside a diverse group of tennis insiders and business executives.

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Sébastien Grosjean
Co-Founder

Sébastien is one of the most recognized French tennis players of all time. He has contributed tremendously to the sport as a player, but also as a coach and tournament director. Additionally, Sébastien promotes the sport as a brand ambassador to several recognized brands, and as a sports consultant to these international corporations.

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Martin Hughes
Partner

After 20 years of building long lasting bridges between consumers and brands, Martin considers himself an engineer. With solid business foundations, a very creative mind and an obsession with consumer centricity, he has an incredible track record developing and growing businesses all around the world for some of the biggest FMCG companies.

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Joaquin Rios Casanova
Partner

Joaquin is often called the Swiss Train. He moves businesses at a very high speed but perfectly planned, always on time, and with outstanding results. His extensive deal-making and finance experience will help drive a number of opportunities and deals, which will change the sport in the future including the structure of the key stakeholders in it.

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Enric Molina Mur
Partner

Renown worldwide for his officiating career as one of the best chair umpires in the game, Enric’s commitment and passion for the sport led him to take a more business and entrepreneurial role in the industry and add value with his expertise and knowledge of the sport. He set up the talent management division and is working closely with the athletes, tournaments and sponsors.

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Juan de Dios Aguirre
Partner

Juan De Dios, is a restless entrepreneur with a keen eye for business, passion for sports and strong interpersonal skills. Among his many business adventures, we highlight his years as banker, strategy consultant, investment manager and currently, sports investor. He considers himself a happiness expert, investing in happiness related businesses (mainly sports events, entertainment, and food).

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Julien Cassaigne
Partner

Julien is a former professional tennis player whom, after leaving the racket, has worked closely with Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki and Richard Gasquet as coach and manager. From a more business point of view, he has been the Marketing Executive at Lacoste, Head of Coordination for Lagardere sports and President of the tennis division.

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Jan Simon
Partner Non Executive

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Richard Gasquet
Partner Non Executive

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Martin Jaite
Tournament Director

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Philippe Weiss
Director

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Alicia Iribarren
Director

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Dick Norman
Tournament Director

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Ilse Van Parys
Tournament Director

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Santiago Halbide
Events Manager

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Mar Quintanilla
Events Manager

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Irene Rodriguez
Communications Associate

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Leticia Pérez
Graphic Designer

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Jorien Geenen
Events Senior Analyst

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Carlos Marinel-lo
Event Specialist

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Alex Alfageme
Business Analyst

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Maria Arévalo
Business Analyst

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Blau Clapés
Business Analyst

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Víctor Roqué
Junior Controller

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Andrea Plano
HHRR Assistant

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Katherine Tirado
Administrative Assistant

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Judit Budó
Communications Specialist

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Ligia Solis
Experience Designer

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Britt Koevoets
Communications Specialist

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Emanuel Ferrario
Production Assistant

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Gabriel Goldszmidt
Production Manager

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Gonzalo Goberna
Marketing and Communications Manager

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Santiago Blanco
Business & Players Services Specialist

Where we are

Tennium operates on a global scale and conducts activities across different continents including Latin America, Middle East, Europe and the US. Additionally, the company also continues to explore new activities in new markets like Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.