Maria Olañeta is a Regional Lead for the UK, Spain and Italy in Ricardo’s Business Development team. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive and industrial sector, as a consultant and an engineer. During this time, she has worked for several high-profile global businesses, on projects covering a diverse range of areas of the supply chain from advanced engineering, complex components to OEMs. She joined Ricardo in December 2020.