Maria joined SETE in 2018 as Director of Communication and in September 2020 she was promoted to General Director of the Confederation. Maria holds a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing Management from the American College of Greece, as well as a Master’s Degree in Tourism Marketing from the University of Surrey. She started the multi-year path in the communication sector in 2000. She joined the staff of V + O Communication in 2005, where she gained experience in various fields, such as tourism, shipping, real estate, retail, etc. She has a proven track record in developing and implementing strategic communication plans (media relations, public / local affairs, etc.), in crisis management, and in organizing both small and largescale events.