Maria Elena Lagomasino is a Hispanic businesswoman and founder of WE family offices. Born on 27 March 1949, Maria who is also referred to as MEL has worked as director of a number of prestigious organisations.

Maria obtained a Bachelors degree in French Literature, obtained from the College of Manhattanville in 1970. She also got her Master of Library Science, at Columbia University, in 1975. And in 1982 she obtained Master of Business Administration (MBA), at Fordham University.

Maria is one of the world’s powerful women who got to the top through their self-made efforts. Before she established WE family offices, she had worked as the Vice president at Citibank, as head of the private bank for the Western Hemisphere, and also as managing director in charge of Global Private Banking Group.

In 2001, when she became chairman and chief executive officer of JP Morgan Private Bank, Maria was also named the director of The Coca-Cola Company which brought her to the limelight and exposed her potentials.

She ended her journey with Morgan and in November 2005 and started as CEO of Asset Management Advisors (AMA), an affiliate of SunTrust Banks.

After working with the famous Coca-Cola Company she was voted as a member for the board of directors in 2008. But it was not just for Coca-Cola alone she also sat as a director in various organisations including the Lincoln Center theatre of Performing Arts.

Her continuous promotions were an obvious truth that she was reliable and capable for the job. In 2015, Maria became the Director of The Walt Disney Company.

WE Family Offices is a global family office serving top net worth families by building their wealth enterprises and offers support and the control they need to manage their wealth as a successful business enterprise. WE families have been existing since 2013 and guiding the financial lives of hundreds of families.

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