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Maria Philippou

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Maria Philippou is a trusted advisor to clients across multiple sectors and markets and consults clients on leadership assessment and development, leadership succession planning, as well as executive search. She strongly believes in personal growth, inviting leaders to bring their whole selves to work, putting passion into their purpose and constantly seeking to reinvent themselves. She is active across Egon Zehnder’s Human Resources Practice Group and the Leadership Advisory Practice.

The best stories are people stories. The ones that propel us into a brighter future. Helping leaders and teams uncover and shape their stories is what I am passionate about.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Maria held various leadership roles at The Coca-Cola Company Internationally, including the HR Director for Central & Eastern Europe, overseeing 26 markets, and the Global Talent Strategy Director. She acted as a key advisor to Global Leadership Teams in building succession and developing diverse leadership talent pipelines and leading innovative transformation initiatives. Prior to that, she had accumulated HR experience in the Banking, Publishing and Consulting Sector.

Maria earned a BA in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University and an MSc in Human Resources Management from Brunel University. She is passionate about supporting women to grow in senior Leadership positions.

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