Maria Theophanous

  • Degree Programme: MBA
  • Global Nationality: American/Cypriot

Education: A.B. Economics, Harvard College, USA; graduated in 2013

Pre-MBA industry: Finance

Pre-MBA role: Private Equity Associate, Jasper Ridge Partners

Clubs: Social Impact Club, Tennis Club, Women in Business, Women's Touch Rugby, Golf

About me: Maria grew up in Northern California and graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics. She spent the first three years of her career working as an equity analyst investing in industrials companies for Putnam Investments, before joining Jasper Ridge Partners, a multi-family office based in Menlo Park, California, to work on the firm’s private equity team. In the long-term, she hopes to pursue a career in social impact investing. 

Maria joined London Business School because of the diversity of the student body, world-class curriculum and flexibility of the academic programme, and the opportunity to be based in London. She holds dual citizenship for the USA and Cyprus and hopes to work in Europe post-MBA. In addition to being a student ambassador, she is on the Executive Committee of the Social Impact Club and is a member of the Tennis Club and Women’s Touch Rugby Club. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, cooking and travelling. 

Three topics I can be approached about: Finance/impact investing/social impact; moving to London from the US; sports clubs (tennis, women's touch rugby, golf)

Email address: mtheophanous.mba2022@london.edu