Maria was director of FGV EAESP – School of Administration of São Paulo at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, in the 2008-2015 period. She is vice-president of the AIB Academy International Business. She is a professor at FEA/USP, as well as the principal and vice-principal of the faculty from 1998 to 2006. She is the Visiting Schollar at the IFM – University of Cambridge, a Visiting Professor at ESSEC, France, and a Visiting Researcher at IDS-University of Sussex – England and IDE in Tokyo-Japan. She is currently a member of the Councils of Business Institute, Madrid, Lisbon Business School, Lisbon, Center for China Latin America Management Studies Tsighua University Beijing, Columbia Global Center Latin America, Columbia University – New York – USA, Member of the Editorial Board of RAE and International Journal of Emerging Markets.