Maria has been recently appointed CEO of AMEXCAP, the Mexican Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds. The AMEXCAP is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of the private equity and venture capital industry in Mexico. She is a founding partner of Facial Design S.A. de C.V., 100% Mexican manufacturer and distributer of beauty and personal care products. Maria is also partner at Dabvsa (Desarrollos Aplicados al Buen Vivir S.A. de C.V), a company founded in 2004 with the objective of developing and managing Senior Living residences. Maria worked at NAFTA Fund of Mexico as Associate, LP, a private equity fund investing in medium sized Mexican companies. Maria worked as Director of the Project Management Office at Impulso, Grupo Empresarial, and at APEC Organizing Committee. Maria has been exposed to important individual and institutional investors, and dealt effectively with executives and their management teams. Member of the board of Fundación CMR A.C. and Fundhepa A.C. Maria has a Business Management Master’s Degree from Harvard University, qualified for the Dean’s List of Academic Achievement Award, and holds a BS in Industrial Engineering Cum Laude from Universidad Iberoamericana.