Egon Zehnder
Select region
Close filter

Maria Basler

Contact Details

+49 69 633 96 0

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.

Maria Basler ist Beraterin im Frankfurter Büro von Egon Zehnder. Sie ist Mitglied in der Financial Services Praxisgruppe und leitet die Private Equity Praxisgruppe in Deutschland. Maria Basler berät Klienten bei der Besetzung von Führungspositionen in Financial Services und im Private Equity-Umfeld (Investment Teams und Portfolio-Unternehmen) und führt Management Appraisals im Auftrag von Klienten durch.

Maria Basler begann ihre berufliche Karriere bei der Boston Consulting Group in Frankfurt. Anschließend war sie in diversen Führungsrollen bei der Commerzbank tätig: zunächst als Leiterin Business Development Privatkunden, später war sie für die Koordination von IT- und Fachseite bei der Intergration der Dresdner Bank verantwortlich; zuletzt war sie als Bereichsvorstand im Finance Executive Team für Finance Operations zuständig. Vor dem Wechsel zu Egon Zehnder war Maria Basler Global Head of Organisational Development Unit bei der Deutschen Bank.

Maria Basler ist Diplom-Physikerin. Sie hat in Erlangen, Heidelberg und am Massachusetts Institute of Technology studiert.

Get in touch
Send Maria a Message
Browse all
Thought Leadership

Related Experts Around the Globe

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal… Read more

Amy Son

Amy Son


Amy Son, based in Seoul, focuses on senior-level executive search as well as leadership assessment and development. Read more

Selena LaCroix

Selena LaCroix


Selena Loh LaCroix is the global leader of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice. Based in Dallas… Read more

Back to top