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Maria Basler provides executive search and leadership advisory services to clients in private equity, financial services, and related industries. Among her specialties is attracting and developing the right leaders to build business architecture and achieve IT transformation. Based in Frankfurt, Maria heads the Private Equity Practice in Germany and is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Maria built and led the Global Organizational Development Unit of Deutsche Bank. Previously, she was Head of Finance Operations/CFO and a member of the finance executive team of Commerzbank, where she earlier worked in the Private Clients Division on strategy, post-merger integration, and digital-related topics. Maria began her career with the Boston Consulting Group in Frankfurt, where she focused on helping financial services clients to transform and sustainably change their businesses.

Maria studied physics at the universities of Erlangen, Heidelberg, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and she holds a diploma in physics from the University of Heidelberg.

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