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HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Hangin' With ... Formula E Team Venturi Grand Prix Head Of Commercial Jim Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 17 / 14

JIM WRIGHT is the head of commercial of Formula E team Venturi Grand Prix. Wright is a motorsports veteran. Before joining the Monaco-based team, he worked for a number of F1 teams including Williams, Toro Rosso and Virgin Racing. He talked to SBD Global about the inaugural Formula E season, chall...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: ESPN Sets On Collaboration For World Cup

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Tags: Media, Brazil, North America

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan, North America

05/23/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hangin' With... Herbert Hainer

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

05/21/14
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Tags: Media, Brazil

05/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Kim: Security, Budget Won't Be Issues

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

05/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: PyeongChang Expects $700M From Deals

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hangin' With... Ricardo Trade

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Brazil

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Mercedes Revs Up World Cup Campaign

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

05/07/14
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Tags: Events and Attractions, Brazil

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: ESPN Readies World Cup Coverage

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