Maria Hui Director, Marketing and Operations (M&O) – Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Maria Hui is the director of Marketing and Operations Group (M&O) in Microsoft Hong Kong. M&O organization is at the core of leading the Hong Kong subsidiary in landing the mission of Microsoft in the local community: to empower everyone and every organization to do more and achieve more in the new digital era, where Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Cloud will play a key role. She is responsible for leading business operations, marketing strategy and overall business performance of the various business groups.

As she transitions from her previous role, director of Human Resources, she will hold both roles to maintain the company’s business continuity. She will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of all people-related programs to support the business transformation and growth. Her expertise lies across different aspects of human resources management, including recruitment, compensation, performance management, program design and execution, capability development and leadership development.

Maria started her career as a management consultant in PwC Consulting, which was later acquired by IBM. Her domain focus was on big data and analytics. She gained a reputation for her skills in project management and business analytics. She made a shift in her career to become an HR business partner. Her dedication to client success and the ability to innovatively design and execute transformation projects have helped get the workforce ready for a new business direction. Over the years, she has taken up various leadership positions in HR, including executive compensation leader and regional HR partner leader roles.

Maria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administrations, with a double major in Information Systems and Finance, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She also holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.