Maria grew up in Athens, Greece and studied Classics at National University of Athens (bachelor) and Sorbonne University ( Master / DEA and PhD in Latin) in Paris. Her successful participation in the Global Management Program resulted in her following and obtaining the International MBA degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business with scholarship. She is also an Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Fellow of Learning and Performance Institute (FLPI) in London. She has 9 years of experience in training, staffing, coaching and career development programmes, having previously worked for Vodafone, General Motors UK, Nespresso Nestle UK and ROI. She is currently working for CWT in Paris as Learning and Development Manager with a global scope.