Prior to joining RDIF in 2012, Maria worked at leading financial PR agencies in London and Moscow, focused on international profile building. She also worked as Head of International Media Relations at Severstal and has more than eight years’ experience as a producer at international TV. Maria has over 15 years of experience in international media relations, communications and journalism. She graduated from the Academy of Labour and Social Relations (Russia). Maria is a recipient of the Emmy Award and of the DuPont-Columbia University Award.