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Maria Camila Garcia named new team's CEO

Maria Camila Garcia named new team's CEO

November 6, 2023

Maria Camila Garcia is named CEO of UAE Team ADQ after her success as the team’s Head of Strategy since 2021.

UAE Team ADQ is pleased to announce a dynamic change in its leadership, as Maria Camila Garcia is named CEO of UAE Team ADQ. This strategic transition presents a natural progression for Maria Camila following the restructuring of the team and her success as the team’s Head of Strategy since 2021. She succeeds Melissa Moncada, who is appointed UAE Team ADQ’s President of the Board of Directors.

With a decade of experience managing diverse organisations across multiple countries and cultures, including Colombia, Mexico, USA, UAE, and China, Garcia brings a wealth of expertise to her new role and has been a driving force behind transformative initiatives in the cycling industry. Garcia's passion for growth and her strategic acumen makes her a leader poised to elevate UAE Team ADQ to unprecedented heights.

As CEO, Garcia is committed to fostering young women's talent and nurturing future champions, thereby shaping the future of women's cycling not only in the UAE but also on the global stage.

Maria Camila Garcia, CEO of UAE Team ADQ, said: “It is an honour to be named CEO to lead team ADQ into the next chapter of their growth. I am looking forward to contributing my professional expertise to the organization and working cooperatively with all stakeholders to improve the teams. The priorities remain the same: fostering young women's talent , nurturing future champions, and making UAE Team ADQ the best women's team in the years to come, one that all members can be proud of”.

Melissa Moncada, President of the Board of Directors, UAE Team ADQ, said: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Camila Garcia as the new CEO of the UAE team ADQ. With her human-centric leadership skills and shared vision with UAE Team ADQ, we are confident that Camila will effectively propel our riders to more global success, and successfully execute the roadmap we designed together. We look forward to the achievements that will be secured under her guidance”.

UAE Team ADQ recently held its second annual Abu Dhabi Boot Camp from October 19 to 24. The week-long camp saw the team of 16 riders participate in a busy training program, cultural immersions, and community rides. As team members gear up for the UCI World Tour 2024, the boot camp bolstered the riders’ spirits and determination for the new season ahead.