Based in Zurich, Switzerland

Maria Ploumaki Bigler is an independent business diplomacy and negotiations advisor in Z├╝rich Switzerland and has more than 10 years of experience working with international companies. She has worked in Deal Advisory, Strategy with KPMG, was a Global Commodity Manager at AGCO Corporation, and was a Senior Buyer for the Submarines division at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Hellenic Shipyards in Greece. She was selected a Global Shaper at Global Shapers Zurich, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Maria holds a PgDip in Global Business from the University of Oxford, a Masters in Industrial Systems Management, Logistics from the University of Piraeus and a Bachelors in Public Economics, Public Administration from Panteion University. Maria speaks internationally at conferences, panel discussions and corporate events, with past speaking engagements including the University of Oxford, TEDx, Nor-Shipping and more.

Click here to view Maria’s TEDx talk