Maria Smith has around twenty years’ experience working with sustainability issues within FMCG, the engineering industry and the service sector, among others. She has several years of experience as a leader and manager and before Axfoundation, she worked for ICA Sverige AB for nearly 12 years. Up until 2019, Maria was the Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility Strategy & Development with responsibility for leading and developing the strategic sustainability work within ICA Gruppen, focusing on issues such as climate, food waste, plastic, public health and social responsibility.
Maria has a civil engineering background in chemistry, and hs previously worked as an environmental and sustainability consultant and has international experience from projects in China, Vietnam and Mexico. Maria took on the position as Secretary General of Axfoundation on August 26 2019.