The Union Cycliste Internationale [UCI] has announced today the appointment of Sebastien Gillot as Head of Communications. Joining from the International Boxing Association [AIBA], the Frenchman will support the strategy of modernization and transparency implemented by the new governance of the UCI and its President Brian Cookson. The announcement comes few a days after the International Federation for Cycling appointed deltatre to assist in revamping its digital strategy.

Sebastien Gillot, age 34, is joining the UCI with sound experience of International Federations, having spent three years as Head of Communications and Public Relations at AIBA and seven years as Lead Editor of the French channel for FIFA.com. A multi-linguist and father of two, Sebastien has also worked for the advertising agency Havas Sports & Entertainment before advising the Annecy 2018 Olympic bid.

Welcoming Sebastien to the UCI Martin Gibbs, UCI Director General, said: “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. His appointment comes at an exciting time for UCI communications as we prepare for the launch of the new UCI website later this summer.”

Sebastien Gillot joins the UCI on May 5.