#BOFaces – Meet Maria Teresa Zappia

28/06/2021 Blog

The #BOFaces series introduces you to the people making up BlueOrchard’s dedicated team, which is spread across our offices around the world. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Maria Teresa Zappia, BlueOrchard’s Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, based in the Geneva Office.

We took this opportunity to learn more about Maria Teresa’s private life, her hobbies and motivations to work at BlueOrchard.

Maria Teresa, what do you like most at BlueOrchard?

The passion that transpires across all teams.

Why did you join BlueOrchard?

I wanted to move into an entrepreneurial environment and was attracted to work for a small company after having worked in 1000+ people banks.

What is the first thing you do when you start your day?

Have a coffee and think… this is my most productive time… of thinking out of the box.

What motivates you?

I am a happy bunny and frankly everything motivates me… But of course people around me make the real difference at home and at work.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Do what you like and you will be for sure good at it.

What is your passion besides BO?

I love sporst, it clears my mind, and generally lifts my spirit.

What motivates you?

I am motivated by having to come up with creative solutions to complex problems.

What is your personal ambition for the year?  

Interesting enough I started the year without a plan… I guess I also discovered that I did not have a plan only in February!

Thank you Maria Teresa!