Eric Lux

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Eric Lux
Nationality Luxembourger
Alma mater Lausanne Business School
Occupation Co-founder of The Genii Group
CEO of Genii Capital
Director of Lotus F1 Team
CEO of Ikodomos Holding
CEO of Ikogest
For American Le Mans driver, see Eric Lux (racing driver).

Eric Lux is a Luxembourg entrepreneur and businessman.[1] Alongside Gerard Lopez, he is a founding partner of The Genii Group. Lux is also the CEO and Director of Genii Capital,[2] an investment management and financial member of The Genii Group and owner of the Lotus F1 Team. He is also CEO of the real estate investment group Ikodomos Holding and real estate developer company Ikogest.


Lux graduated from Switzerland’s Lausanne Business School in 1993. Between 1994 and 1997, he worked as a consultant, specialising in Process engineering, Activity-Based Management and Total quality management. Lux took over the Ikodomos Holding group in 1997, growing it into one of Luxembourg’s leading real estate investment and development organisations. The company now has business activities throughout Europe and Asia.[3] In 2008, he co-founded Genii Capital, a private investment management and financial advisory firm, with Gerard Lopez. Lux sits on the board of Genii Capital, Gravity Sport Management, SecureIT, Lotus F1 Team and several Real Estate Funds. He is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Nightclub incident[edit]

On 17 April 2011, Lux was struck in the neck with a broken champagne glass by Formula One driver Adrian Sutil whilst at a nightclub in Shanghai. Lux filed a criminal complaint against Sutil for physical assault and grievous bodily harm.[4][5] In January 2012 Sutil was found guilty by a court in Munich and given an 18-month suspended prison sentence and fined 200,000 Euros.[6] Sutil later planned to appeal his sentence, as well as the prosecutor,[7][8] though Sutil decided against it.[9]


  1. ^ Une nouvelle structure pour Genii Group 20 Feb 2012 "La société de Gerard Lopez et d’Éric Lux répartit désormais ses domaines de compétences en six divisions distinctes, dans le but de gagner en efficacité."
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  4. ^ Duncan, Philip (17 May 2011). "F1 driver Sutil faces criminal action after 'glassing' Renault boss at Shanghai party". Daily Mail (London). 
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  6. ^ "F1 driver Adrian Sutil convicted over nightclub fracas". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ Lux aurait pardonné à Sutil 24 March 2012 "Le copropriétaire de Genii Capital, Éric Lux, a annoncé qu'il avait absous l'ancien pilote Force India, Adrian Sutil, après leur bagarre de Shanghai l'année dernière."
  9. ^ "Sutil retire son appel" ("Sutil withdraws his appeal"), ESPN F1, 30 March 2012 (in French)

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