Maria Pagona

M&A, Banking
Business Analysis
22 yrs

Personal Experience

Maria has more than 25 years of experience in Financial Services, strategizing, designing, and delivering both commercial and technology related programmes across Europe, Australasia and NE Asia. She specialises in driving business and IT transformation, managing expansion and growth through M&As, IT optimization and Digitalization and building agile TOM, while she has successfully led several strategic reviews, change programs and business realignments.

She has worked on projects with Credit Agricole, National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank, WireCards, BDO, ANZ, DoBank, Nationwide Building Society, Hoist Finance, PQH, SIA, HPS, and collaborated with major consulting firms including PWC, E&Y, Deloitte, McKinsey, PWC, Accenture and others.

Professional Skills

Mergers & Acquisitions
22 yrs
Retail & Lending
16 yrs
22 yrs

Areas of Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions, Retail Lending, Payments, Operational performance improvement, Product Management, Business Analysis, Business and Regulatory Change Management, Outsourcing, Target Operation Model, Credit Risk Management, Customer Acquisition and Retention Strategy, Portfolio Analysis

Personal Qualities

  • Works well in challenging, fast-paced, high-stress and deadline-oriented environments
  • Exceptional results in delivering matrix managed, multi-disciplinary and cross geographical projects, in high-demand situations
  • Able to exploit team working and deploy active leadership skills to ensure project success and customer satisfaction
  • Director-level stakeholder management skills
  • Multilingual, with excellent communication and negotiation skills