Maria is a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She has a degree in Accounting and Economy by PUC-SP. She has also graduated from the International Corporate Governance and Capital Market for Executives Program – BI International. She has over 28 years of experience in external auditing and consultancy in the Brazilian financial market, involving revisions of financial statements prepared in accordance to accounting practices adopted in Brazil, as well as international rules, such as the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). She is responsible for various revisions of internal controls, corporate governance processes, revision and restructure of internal control processes and due diligence works. She is a member of the IBEF – Instituto Brasileiro de Economia e Finanças (Brazilian Institute of Economy and Finance) and of ABBI – Associação Brasileira de Bancos Internacionais (Brazilian Association of International Banks).