June 3, 2010
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New Director for WADA Latin America Regional Office

WADA is pleased to announce the appointment of María José Pesce Cutri as the new Director of the Agency’s Latin America Regional Office, located in Montevideo, Uruguay.

María José Pesce Cutri’s responsibilities will 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.

Before joining WADA, María José Pesce Cutri served for five years as the Director of the International Cooperation Office of Uruguay’s Sport Ministry. A former hurdler on the Uruguayan national athletics team and certified Physical Education Teacher, she also holds a degree in international relations from the Law School of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo and completed graduate studies in international cooperation projects at the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos in Madrid, Spain.

María José Pesce Cutri replaced former Regional Director Diego Torres Villegas, who will join WADA’s Montreal headquarters on a one-year term.

Click here for her full biography.