February 03, 2011
Sir Jackie Stewart becomes a partner in Genii Business Exchange
Genii Business Exchange is delighted to announce the arrival of Sir Jackie Stewart, triple F1 world champion, as a partner for the years to come. Sir Jackie’s mission will be to reinforce the existing commercial, technological and industrial links between the world of racing and the motor car industry, as well as Genii’s core sectors including new technologies, infotainment and energy related industries. This is a bridge that Genii Capital is particularly keen on building with companies involved in the design of new-generation on-board telecommunications systems, lightweight braking systems and more generally advanced technologies that have a positive environmental impact.
Genii Business Exchange reached another milestone in its involvement in Formula One with the presentation of the new Lotus Renault GP R31. The B2B platform of Genii Capital is now highlighted by its eye-catching presence on the car’s sidepods, which is aimed at developing its activity at the summit of motor sport to support the business development of the group’s portfolio of companies.
Gérard Lopez: “The name of Jackie Stewart enjoys international renown in the world of motor sport as well as in industry. After his career as a driver, Sir Jackie became a successful entrepreneur and his business activities have been crowned with success as well as enjoying uncontested respect allied to a very active network. His action in Genii Business Exchange will help us cross an additional threshold in our mid-term plan to develop the links between our technological and sporting activities, as well as increase our global reach.”
Sir Jackie Stewart: “For the last few years, the automotive world has continued to grow territorially, especially in the emerging markets like China and India. As a result, the number of drivers on the world’s roads rises constantly. In the same way, Formula 1 is a sport with unparalleled global reach, helped by the arrival of new destinations from season to season. Genii Business Exchange established its reputation in the high technology markets and one of its key missions is to build bridges between the competitive racing environment and the technology industry. Now, as a partner of this group, my ambition is to help its development by using the unique platform that Formula 1 represents as a valuable marketing and communication tool. It’s a fascinating challenge that I will be happy to rise to in the years ahead.”