>Meet the Team
Meet the Team 2018-01-23T09:26:31+00:00

Shibily Moidy – Chief Operating Officer

Shibily Moidy  is the ‘brand custodian’ at Adventure HQ. With the core focus on driving strong engagement with all our stakeholders across all touch points both in-store and online, his motto is that everyone who gets in contact with Adventure HQ must feel the true essence of the brand.

Prior to joining Adventure HQ, Shibily gained close to 20 years’ experience globally driving profitable growth in a multi-category, multichannel, multi-region and multi-cultural environment. He enjoys developing customer centric solutions with a strong passion for driving positive brand transformation and developing teams. He fuses together the art and science of ‘creativity powered by numbers’ and believes that business is very much the same like mixed martial arts, where the right combination of skill, attitude and knowledge delivers the best results for individuals, teams and businesses.

Brendan Cottle – General Manager

Brendan Cottle brings a true ‘retail is detail’ approach to Adventure HQ. With extensive experience working in well established brands across the GCC, Europe and South Africa, he’s inspired by instrumental business leaders who have successfully created thriving brands and retail operations in an international arena.

He is determined to apply his knowledge and skills to contribute to the regional and international development and recognition of the brand, playing a key role in the store design, business best practice, retail and leisure technology, operational processes and overall delivering customer excellence.

With an appetite for sport, adventure, and the thrill of adrenaline, Brendan enjoys exploring new countries to depict the local people, food and culture through the lens of his camera.

Laurent Ratinaud – Head of Merchandise

Laurent Ratinaud is responsible for the hundreds of brands and thousands of adventure items available at Adventure HQ. His aim is to deliver the most sought after labels and equipment to cater to all enthusiasts, from the novice to the adventure expert.

With a focus on educating and motivating the community to embrace their adventurous spirit and discover the outdoor environment, Laurent is confident that Adventure HQ will help increase outdoor participation while encouraging healthy lifestyles.

Prior to joining Adventure HQ, Laurent gained extensive experience in the field of Sports Retail, including product Creation for big names like Adidas, Reebok and Intersport, developing brands and establishing continued partnerships.

With an obsession for Sport Challenges, Laurent prefers to spend his time pushing his physical limits by doing ultra runs, Triathlons and fitness Challenges always supported by his wife Laurice his number one fan.

Girish Kumar – Chief Accountant

Girish Kumar is the main point of contact for all financial related issues. He heads up the Accounts division and is responsible for managing the day to day financial success of the company.

Girish supervises all accounts payable and receivable, managing internal and external audits, budgeting, cash flow management, monthly bank reconciliation and invoicing. His focus is on continually improving the procedures within the finance department and works incredibly close with his team to ensure their ongoing personal and career development.

Hailing from India, Girish brings 8 years of finance and accounting experience to the business having worked with reputed companies in both UAE and India.