Maria joined The Women’s Foundation as Finance and Administration Director in August 2021, with sound experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical multinational corporations and local public organisations managing finance, administration, controlling, supply chain, procurement, human resources, internal control, commercial and IT management. Her responsibilities in TWF cover finance operations, administration, human resources and regulatory affairs to support the Foundation’s strategic planning as well as programmes, research and development.
She has started her career in a German-based pharmaceutical company, Schering AG, to build and manage finance and administration teams in Hong Kong and China, and kept herself exposed to various challenges like M&A activities and integrations. She was the Chief Administration Officer of Bayer Healthcare Hong Kong and Deputy Executive Director (Commercial & Administration) of Aviation Security Ltd. at HK International Airport.
Maria is passionate about TWF’s mission and vision in promoting the full and equal participation of women and girls in her home city where she grew up and currently resides.
Maria is a supporter of lifelong learning. She attained three master degrees in professional accounting, business administration and English for the Profession while being a working mom of two boys.