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Maria Picon

Maria Picon

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer of Energy in the Bank, and a co-founder, Maria Picon is
involved in working with the development of PPA opportunities, with different financial
institutions and funds. Her job consists of interacting with all EIB Partners department
heads such as legal, financial, and development to maximize the opportunities between
existing and newly developed financial partners.

Ms. Picons’ vast experience includes having worked in the financial world, at Violy,
Byorum & Partners, a New York based firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, and
investment banking for both domestic and international companies, with a strategic
emphasis on the Ibero-American markets. Ms. Picons’ work encompassed several
high-profile deals and working closely with the CEO, Violy McCausland, where she
gained first-hand experience at deal making. Maria’s background also incorporates
her governmental know-how. Having worked in government for more than five years,
Maria acquired knowledge of logistical processing of mandates that relate to renewable
energy throughout the United States and in the international markets.

Ms. Picon is fluent in three languages, English, Spanish and Chinese and understands
five additional languages, Italian, Portuguese, German, Catalan, and Mandarin. She
graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in the arts and in Political Science
(Pre-law). She received a Bachelor of Arts from E.S.U. Maria lived in China for a
semester as part of her Master Degree in Political Science, where she was able to
practice Mandarin, while studying China’s developing green energy industry.

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.

—Lee Iacocca—