Maria Rocha Barros
As Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Maria Rocha Barros is responsible for legal, compliance and public affairs matters worldwide for Booking.com. Maria is passionate about ensuring companies grow their business in an ethical and sustainable way, and building long-term trusted relationships with stakeholders that are mutually beneficial.
Prior to joining Booking.com, Maria was the European General Counsel of AB InBev, the leading global brewer, where she was responsible for legal, compliance, government relations, external communications, crisis management, security and CSR. Prior to that, Maria held a number of roles at AB InBev in the Company's Global Headquarters and Mexican operations, where she worked on various M&As deals (including the $20 billion combination with Grupo Modelo in 2013, and the $100 billion combination with SABMiller in 2016), post-deal integrations and in building AB InBev’s international markets development business. Before joining AB InBev, Maria worked at the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York as a corporate associate.
Born in London, Maria loves travelling and has lived in the UK, US, Brazil, Mexico and Belgium, and has now moved to the Netherlands with her family. Maria holds a bachelor of laws degree from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, a Masters from Stanford Law School in Corporate Governance and is admitted to practice in the United States (New York), England & Wales and Brazil.