Senior Director at FTI Consulting, Strategic Communications
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Maria is a strategic communications specialist with over 10 years of experience advising companies on public affairs, government relations, and corporate reputation management. She has worked internationally across different sectors while maintaining a focus on technology, telecommunications, financial services, and energy.
Ultimately seeking to create synergy between business and government, Maria works with companies to build and maintain strong and credible reputations, explain their views and position on public policy issues, and to find common ground and establish meaningful relationships with governments, regulators and other stakeholders.
Maria is currently based in the UAE, where she heads up FTI Consulting’s Public Affairs and Government Relations practice for the Middle East.
Specific areas of expertise: international public affairs and government relations, issues management, stakeholder identification, mapping and engagement (incl. coalition / partnership building), corporate social responsibility, messaging and organisational positioning, executive communications and thought-leadership.