Maria Pallidou is a seasoned finance professional, with more than 2 decades of business experience in Health Care, Chemicals and Apparel industries. Has a strong track record of delivering commitments across geographies, mostly in the Medical Devices sector of Johnson & Johnson. Passionate people leader and promoter of Diversity of Thought and Inclusion.
Made a career transition in the past few years to focus on more creative assignments and projects. She is currently CFO and co-Founder of a High Tech startup based in Greece, Part-time instructor at the School of Business of Deree, The American College of Greece and Consultant to SMEs.
She believes that Classical Studies and particularly Philosophy provide the main background for ethical and virtuous decision making, not only in business but also in our personal lives.
Areas of Strength: Short- and Long-Term Financial Planning, Strategic Planning, Commercial Agility, Economic and Operational Risk Management, Problem Solving and Change Management, Organizational and People Development, Diversity and inclusion