María José Pesce Cutri's Biography

Director, Latin America Office

María José Pesce Cutri joined WADA in March 2010 as the Director of the Latin America Regional Office, located in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Prior to this, María José Pesce Cutri served for five years as the Director of the International Cooperation Office of Uruguay’s Sport Ministry.

A certified Physical Education Teacher, she also holds a degree in international relations from the Law School of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo. She completed graduate studies in international cooperation projects at the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos in Madrid, Spain.

María José Pesce Cutri, a former hurdler on the Uruguayan national athletics team, received a scholarship from the Blake School in Minneapolis, United States, for her senior year of high school.

Her responsibilities include liaising with stakeholders in the region, actively promoting WADA and its mission, and coordinating projects relating to the fight against doping in sport in Latin America.