Maria comes with 25 years’ banking experience, having worked in various leadership roles in banking management and client development, and supporting global financial services firms in various stages of their growth in China. She successfully led front line coverage teams to deliver outstanding business results during her leadership tenures with China’s key financial institutions including Bank of America, ANZ Bank, and HSBC.
Her most recent role was Managing Director and Co-Head of China Corporate Banking for Bank of America (BofA), where she successfully managed the bank’s corporate banking strategy and team amidst a challenging business environment. Prior to her tenure at Bank of America, Maria served as General Manager of ANZ Bank Beijing, where she was responsible for the local incorporation of the bank and its business strategy and led major cross-border acquisition financing landmark deals. Maria also spent 12 years at HSBC, where her last role was General Manager of the bank’s Qingdao branch, a key contributor to its China operations.
Maria brings with her decades of banking expertise and global business networks having worked in Hong Kong, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao. She has forged important working relationships over the years with Chinese government officials, regulators, as well as major leading financial institutions and corporate clients.
Maria has an executive MBA from Tsinghua University.