Chief Financial Officer, EMEA
Maria is guardian of the company assets, responsible for ensuring the financial health of JLL across the region.
Maria prides herself on being a third generation Finance professional, with her grandfather and mother both bankers.
She began her career as a Finance Manager at consumer goods multinational P&G in Brussels, following a Consumer Economics degree at Cornell University and MBA at the Simon Business School in the US. She then progressed through various in-house finance roles at Fortune 500 manufacturing companies specialising in household products. Making the switch to the services sector, she was appointed CFO at JLL in 2014.
Maria successfully moved a Finance function that was spread across several regional offices to a centralised HQ in Warsaw, where she splits her time with London. Finance now physically sits next to the EMEA Shared Services team, which Maria also co-manages, creating a centre of expertise to support business planning and delivery.
In addition to her CFO responsibilities, Maria has oversight for Procurement, Legal & Compliance, Property & Asset Management, and the Russia business.
During the summer, Maria enjoys breaks to Bulgaria, where she and her husband are from. The family also holiday in Belgium, where her two daughters were born and raised, before they all moved to Warsaw. It’s little surprise she speaks several languages: English, Bulgarian, Russian, French, as well as some Dutch and more recently Polish.