Experienced Entrepreneur and Marathoner Mary Gadams

International finance and business executive Mary Gadams currently runs her own business, RacingThePlanet Limited, a company that hosts sports competitions around the world, in addition to offering an online store of outdoor products and freeze dried foods. Mary Gadams established RacingThePlanet in 2002.

Before venturing out on her own, Ms. Gadams worked in the corporate world as a global strategist for The Samsung Group in Seoul, Korea. Her interest in business and finance started in the United States, where she worked in investment banking and held an executive position as vice president, before deciding to relocate to the United Kingdom to pursue her master’s degree at the London Business School.

A fierce sports competitor, Mary Gadams has participated in marathons and sporting events around the world including the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run, three Boston Marathons and many other ultramarathons and marathons. Furthermore, Ms. Gadams organized multiple teams to compete in the Eco Challenge, 10-day, 500 kilometer wilderness competitions, becoming Northeast Region Champions and earning the Eco Challenger Award for teamwork. The win also earned them a spot at the Eco Challenge at the ESPN X Games and helped to raise money for Operation Smile.