Maria joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in June 2013. Maria works across the Communications and Public Affairs Practice Groups and specializes in corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and digital strategy. Her current clients include the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, Deloitte, European Federation of Periodontology and Rakuten.
Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Maria worked as a Public Affairs Consultant for Grayling, a global communications agency where she advised clients from the environment, energy, transport and healthcare sectors. Prior to that, she completed an internship at the European Hydrogen Association and international think tank EastWest Institute. Before moving to Belgium, she worked as a broadcast journalist for Russia Today (RT), the English-language TV channel where she was covering politics, culture and entertainment.
Maria holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Catholic University of Leuven (BE) and a BA in Public Relations from the Russian State University for Humanities. Maria is a Russian national, speaks fluent English and Dutch and has a strong command of French.