Maria Maragkou

Head of Business Development


Maria is responsible for identifying business development opportunities and building customer relationships for Riverlane. An electrical and computer engineer by training, Maria worked on quantum optics as a PhD student at the University of Southampton. She was a post-doctoral researcher in Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. She then worked for many years in science publishing as a Senior Editor at Nature Materials, where she was responsible for the areas of optics, physics and quantum technologies. She is currently pursuing an MBA from Kedge business school, focusing on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Outside of work, she swims, works on her headstand and analyses data for her MBA thesis.