Benjamin Grenon – Managing Director & Founder
Benjamin began his career in New York during the 1999-2000 Internet boom and specializes in business development, sales and marketing for start-ups. In 2004, he moved to Shanghai and studied Mandarin Chinese at Shanghai’s famous Fudan University. In 2005 he joined China’s premier motorsport facility and promoter, Zhuhai International Circuit as Deputy General Manager overseeing Sales & Marketing, Sponsorship & Events. During this time he was instrumental in creating and operating the Pan Delta Super Racing Festival and the China Superbike Championship, two of China’s acclaimed motorsport events. He successfully signed numerous sponsorship deals with local & Global 500 companies such as: Total, Audi, Coca-Cola, Xinfei, Porsche and Tongyi Uni-President amongst others. In September 2010, Benjamin came up with the concept of SpeedShare. In November 2010 SpeedShare supported Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO) and the S2M Group during China’s first Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.
Truly passionate about motorsport, cars and motorcycles, Benjamin rode 15,000km around the USA on a Ninja ZX-6R; traveled 8,000km in China’s Inner-Mongolia province on a SV1000 and toured the Tibetan plateau in Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai on a KTM Adventure in 2011 and 2012. And to better grasp the challenges faced by racing drivers and promoters, he occasionally races sportsbikes in China (see pictures here).
Hugo Yip – Project Manager
Hugo has a passion for the automotive business and has been involved in the industry as a business professional for the past 10 years in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. While Project Manager for renowned driving event organizations, Hugo contributed to the success of various automotive events such as: Renault product launches, Ford China Roadshows and Audi R8 Cup in Macau Grand Prix.
Jim Moore – General Manager Americas
Jim began his career in the performance automotive and powersports market in 2006 when he joined a leading US performance product manufacturer heading up their global sourcing and supply chain efforts. Overtime his role expanded to include Asia business development and finally General Manager of Asia. As General Manager of Asia he served an 18 month assignment in Suzhou, China setting up the first performance engine building facility in China which also served as a distribution center for performance parts. In this role Jim was able to build key relationships with component manufacturers, tuning shops, distributors and race teams in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines and Thailand.
In 2012, Jim left the corporate environment to continue to pursue his passion of serving the rapidly growing Asia performance market by starting Quandarium Associates LLC, which has now become SpeedShare US. Jim is based in Cleveland, OH and is responsible for business development in North America and South America.
Mehdi Ait Hadi – Sales Executive & Legal Counsel
Mehdi studied Private & Business Law in Paris for 5 years at the world-renown Paris-Sorbonne University. After successfully passing the entrance examination to the Barrister School of Paris, he followed his passion for Asia and moved to Hong Kong.
Mehdi always had a strong interest for automotive and motorsports with a special connection to Dakar Rally Racing. One of Mehdi’s relative took part in the race in the 90’s. Combining his passion for Asia and Motorsport working for SpeedShare was the perfect fit.
Mehdi’s position at SpeedShare is key to the company’s development: he has a double role as Legal Counsel and Sales Executive in charge of SpeedShare’s South-East Asia development.