Maria Gabriela Henderson

Maria is a Partner at The MBS Group, joining to establish our dedicated Private Equity practice. She leads the company’s cross-sector efforts for PE-backed businesses, managing board-level and senior functional assignments across retail, leisure and consumer products.

Maria also leads the Fashion & Luxury practice at MBS, working on an international basis at board-level and strategically important functional leadership roles within growing or niche brands as well as more established groups. Her unique experience in search and her network in the investment community has also led her to advise rapidly growing founder-led organisations going through significant change and transitions of ownership.

Maria joined from Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, and was previously a consultant at Skillcapital, where she specialised in building management teams for portfolio companies across Europe with a focus on consumer assets.

Maria read Latin American Literature and Politics at University College London, graduating with a first-class degree. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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Intelligence & Thought Leadership

  • The CEOs of the future may come from unexpected places

    It was a great pleasure to welcome William Kim, CEO of AllSaints, as the host of a dinner and roundtable discussion held in partnership with MBS this week. We always like to mix people together and get views from different ends of the spectrum, and that was reflected in the array of inspiring fashion businesses … Continue reading The CEOs of the future may come from unexpected places


  • Bold change at the top can give department stores a fresh lease of life

    Many of the oldest retail brands on the high street are department stores. From Fortnum & Mason, which opened its doors in London in 1707, to the opening of the first Macy’s in New York in 1858, these companies have been stalwarts of the retail scene for centuries. As a trusted source of essential goods … Continue reading Bold change at the top can give department stores a fresh lease of life