Maria Grudina graduated with honors from the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 2008 with a major in World Economics. In 2014, she completed the program “Management in the international hospitality industry” at the Russian-Swiss business school SWISSAM.
In 2018-2019, she completed the Leadership Development Program at the Skolkovo Business School.
Maria has been working in the field of real estate and hospitality for more than 10 years, and for 3 years in healthcare.
Since 2009, she worked as Executive
Director of the non-profit organization called “Real Estate Market Consumer Center” and was the CEO of the “Life” hotel.
In 2016, Maria began her work with the “Pioneer” group of companies, and founded the project “First Line. Health Care Resort ”. Maria is developing this project to the present. The launch of the resort took place in January 2018. The official opening with the participation of the Governor of St. Petersburg was held on the Day 0 of the Economic Forum on May 23, 2018. The project became the leader of preventive rehabilitation in St. Petersburg and Russia in a short time. As part of the work of the First Line, in November 2018 the first international conference on prevent age in St. Petersburg was held with the support of the SPB Government. More than 3,800 people have attended health improvement programs at the resort.
In 2019, she received the award “Influential Women of St. Petersburg” from Business Petersburg, and won the Sobaka.ru magazine award “TOP 50.Most famous people of St. Petersburg”.
Maria is married with three children, speaks English and French, enjoys Pilates and healthy lifestyle. She has written a short stories book, and studies the methodology of thinking.