Maria är vd i Stockholms Handelskammare samt styrelseledamot i Stockholmsmässan, Trafikverket, Business Sweden och Pop House AB. Innan Maria kom till Handelskammaren var hon vd för Stiftelsen Fritt Näringsliv/Timbro. Dessförinnan var hon delägare i det snabbväxande konsultföretaget Prime PR. Maria är även kolumnist i Svenska Dagbladet och medförfattare till nya boken Uppdrag Förändring (Lava 2016). Maria har en fil kand i statskunskap från Uppsala universitet samt har genomgått Stanford Executive Program på Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In 2010 Maria was appointed CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the leading business organization in the Stockholm region. Under Maria's leadership the Chamber has taken bold measures to renew and reenergize the organization. Today the Chamber is regarded as one of the most vital business lobbies in Sweden.
Maria serves on the Board of Directors of several companies. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of The Swedish Transport Administration and Business Sweden (The Swedish Trade & Investment Council).
Before joining the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Maria was the CEO of Sweden's leading free market think tank, Timbro. Maria has previously been a partner in fast-paced communications agency Prime PR. Prior to that she worked for Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister.
Maria is a well regarded opinion leader with vast media experience. She has written several highly profiled books. As the CEO of the Chamber, she has championed the concept of Global Cities and worked to promote a better understanding of the new economic geography.
Maria has been named one of Sweden's most promising women leaders. She was born in 1975 and holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Uppsala University. In 2013 Maria completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.