Maria has 20 years of professional experience in finance, HR and consulting, including both big multinationals and Russian companies. She started her career in Auditing with PricewaterhouseCoopers (qualifying as ACCA) and subsequently held managerial positions in the finance departments of such companies as Comstar Telecommunications and Ligett Ducat.
Maria then moved into organisational development. She led Talent Management and Executives’ Development for the Central & Eastern European Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers; she also worked as a personal coach for the firm’s senior executives. Maria subsequently held an executive board position as the Vice President in charge of Human Capital for Renaissance Insurance Group, one of Russia’s largest insurance groups.
At different times Maria’s client portfolio included companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mining and automotives, professional services firms, science and education, luxury beauty products and retail.
Maria graduated from the Economic Department of the Moscow State University with an MBA degree. She subsequently obtained her second Masters in Organisational Change with Ashridge Business School in the UK. Maria completed a certification programme in coaching by Center for Creative Leadership and The Master Facilitator programme by The Master Trainer Institute in Switzerland. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Maria is currently studying to obtain the Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Organisation Development Supervision with Ashridge Business School.
Maria is fluent in both Russian and English.