AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale has hired Sebastien Gillot as its new head of communications. Gillot was most recently with the International Boxing Association, where he was head of communications and public relations. He also was lead editor at the French FIFA.com channel for seven years and advised the city of Annecy, France, on its 2018 Olympic bid.
"Having Sebastien on board is excellent news for the UCI. His understanding of international sports federations and the Olympic Movement is perfectly in tune with our goal to restore the reputation of our Federation and to get it back on track as a major player in global sport," said Martin Gibbs, the UCI's director general. "His appointment comes at an exciting time for UCI communications as we prepare for the launch of the new UCI website later this summer."
Gillot joins the UCI on May 5.