She was born and raised in Carrasco, where she also formed her own family and brought up her three children. She taught for years in one of the most prestigious schools in the area, building strong links with various traditional families of the Country. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French and can easily communicate in Italian and Portuguese. María José lived abroad for three years, in Scotland and Ecuador. In Quito, she was Chapter Coordinator of YPO (Young Presidents Organization, a global network of young executives with approximately 20,000 members in more than 100 countries). Her knowledge of Uruguay and its culture and her excellent people skills are essential at the moment of finding solutions that fulfill customers’ needs and expectations.