Director of Sustainability and Innovation at WSP in Sweden, Maria is responsible for the implementation of the Future Ready program. She leads the work by integrating sustainability and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals particularly into offerings, advice and designs. In addition, Maria heads WSP Sweden’s accelerator program GroWSPark, an initiative to speed up innovation.
Maria holds a MSc and a PhD in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University in Sweden, and has a background in solar energy research. She is the author of a large number of scientific and popular articles on energy and sustainability, and speaks frequently at conferences.
She has held several positions at Swedish governmental agencies and ministries, mainly working with energy research and international energy collaboration. In addition, she has many years’ experience in the construction sector as a spokesperson for energy, environment and climate at the Swedish Construction Federation.