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Mary Gadams

  • Leads Hong Kong-Based RacingThePlanet Limited
  • Founder and CEO
  • RacingThePlanet Holding Company Limited


    A decorated endurance athlete with a competitive career spanning more than two decades, Mary Gadams currently serves as the chief executive officer of RacingThePlanet Limited, an organization she founded. Through her leadership, the Hong Kong-based outdoor brand retailer has grown to sell over 250 brands and ship products to more than 100 countries across the globe. In recent years, Mary Gadams oversaw the acquisition by RacingThePlanet Limited of Expedition Foods, a prominent supplier of freeze-dried foods to outdoor athletes and explorers. Aside from her professional activities, Ms. Gadams contributes to Operation Smile, a global charity that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for children. She has also supported the Esquel/RacingThePlanet scholarship program for ten young women in China’s Gobi Desert providing educational support through high school and university, if required. Over the course of her endurance sports career, Mary Gadams has completed numerous marathons and ultra-marathons around the world. She has also competed in three iterations of the Eco Challenge, a 300-mile multisport endurance race.

    Professional experience

    Founder and CEO

    RacingThePlanet Holding Company Limited

    February 2002 - Present

    Global Strategist, Office of the Chairman

    The Samsung Group

    January 1999 - January 2002(3 years)