Maria MK II

Speaker: Maria Ploumaki

Maria Ploumaki works with global businesses, executing strategies and negotiations for them that significantly improve their value chain and competitive advantage. She has achieved extraordinary results in global procurement, supply chain management and market share improvement. Having handled USD 0.5 billion and having worked with more than 50 countries, recent projects have brought millions of dollars in cost reductions and profit increase.

She began her career 13 years ago in Purchasing and Logistics Management in Industrial Weighing and Automation, then moved to Supply Chain in Printing and Digital Transactions, later becoming the youngest Senior Buyer for Submarines at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Global Commodity Manager for Fortune 500 AGCO Corporation.

She has been selected for the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) as one of the Top 50 Women in Business in Switzerland. Besides that, Maria is a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and has also been chosen by the Republic of Slovenia as one of 24 Young Global Leaders for the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF). She is a chartered Economist, MCIPS, Six Sigma certified and serves as an Ambassador at One Young World and President at the Oxford Business Alumni Association of Switzerland.

Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Master’s in Logistics and a Master’s PgDip in Global Business from Oxford University. She writes about Negotiations and PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) for the Huffington Post.



During TEDx Youth Zurich, Maria will demonstrate the paramount importance of negotiations, discuss the theory behind persuasion, and reveal three principles to help people and organizations develop their potential and competitive advantage.


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