Maria leads engineering teams on Creative Solutions and International Markets at Facebook London — giving advertisers better tools to craft engaging creative and expand their businesses across borders. She’s been at Facebook for 3 years and has been able to flex her entrepreneur muscle by starting three teams along the way. She also serves as an engineering site lead for Facebook London and has started Pride@Facebook London group during her bootcamp.
Prior to joining Facebook, Maria has worked in number of startups on the London tech scene. Most recently she was the Director of Mobile Engineering at Badoo.
Maria was born in Prague and was lucky to end up in Sydney as a teenager after going through a refugee camp. She met her wife studying Computer Engineering and moved together to London where they have kept two little hedgehogs. She hold Executive MBA with Distinction from the London Business School.
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