Maria is the PR & Investor Relations Vice President of Gemcorp Capital, an independent investment management firm focused on emerging markets. She is also a member of the Council and heads the Committee responsible for relations between Portuguese-speaking countries and UK Business.
She began her career as a journalist, working for Bloomberg and NBC News. During her time as foreign affairs correspondent at Diario de Noticias, she was invited to work for the then Prime Minister of Portugal, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso. After his departure to Brussels, she continued to serve the Government in Lisbon as Press Advisor until 2005. She was then posted to the Portuguese Embassy in London, where she was Press and Political Affairs Attache.
She finished her degree at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, before moving to New York to complete a Master’s in Public Communications at Fordham University.