Maria Vanegas is an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs as EMEA & APAC Head of Consultant Relations, based in London.
Prior to joining the Consultant Relations team in 2013, Maria was an Alternatives specialist in GSAM Partnership Services Centre where she spent over 6 years focusing on relationship management of Institutional and Private Wealth LP’s investing in the firms Hedge Fund and Private Markets vehicles (Real Estate, Private Equity, Private credit, Infrastructure, Secondaries and GP stakes).
Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Maria was a Client Associate at Merrill Lynch International in the US covering Ultra High Net Worth individuals in the Latin America region. Maria graduated with a BSc (Cum Laude) in Finance and a minor in French (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida.
Maria currently runs a number of initiates including Commercial & Business Development Pillar steering committee member, head of the Parent and Family pillar from 2018 to 2020, nominated Head of GSAM EMEA Women’s Network in 2020, GSAM representative in the Diversity Project Steering committee lead by Helena Morrisay and an active member of the GS Hispanic/Latinx Network.
Maria absolutely loves cooking, it’s a passionate gourmet cook and has taken many courses at any cooking school that would teach anything exciting from any part of the world! Avid reader (even though I don’t have much free time any minute I have I try to read something new) and also a keen runner and loves to exercise.