Apart from heading communication for SSFC, Maria Cole works as Communications Officer at the Stockholm Environment Institute, supporting research projects on climate change and sustainable finance with strategic planning and delivery of professional communication and policy engagement activities.
Maria has extensive experience in international communication focusing on external relations, public affairs and international marketing within several industries.
Prior to SEI, Maria worked at GSK where she held a position as External Communications and PR Manager for the Nordic and Benelux area. Here Maria was heading the communications function, managing external communication and public affairs for GSK Consumer Healthcare. Maria has also worked as Global Brand Manager at Galderma and she has held several positions in communications within research driven organisations in the intersection of academia, public policy and business. She has special expertise in developing and implementing impactful communication-, stakeholder engagement-, and CSR plans for high-performing global companies and well-known global brands.