After three years being the Astana managing director. More female high ranks are needed even in women’s cycling.
The 37 y/o belgian Yana Seel will be the new Lotto Soudal chief business officer for the men, women and U-23 team after her agreement with the general manager of the squads, John Lelangue, taking the responsability of the business development, marketing, communication and financial areas.
Seel said she feels honoured by working in “one of the oldest cycling teams of the peloton with a big tradition and continuity. Even though I was born in Kazakhstan, I primarily feel Belgian. So Lotto Soudal kind of feels like coming home. But at the same time, I realise that being part of a team with such a tradition entails a big responsibility. I want to give the best of myself working for the team.”
By his side Lelangue showed his conviction that Yana’s “expertise will undoubtedly be of added value to us. She will be an important asset to the team and that way, we keep building the long-term future.”