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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Maria Gabriela's Expertise

Intelligence & Thought Leadership

  • The future of Italian brands: a perspective on talent and succession

    Italian luxury brands have retained their unique perspective for many years. So what happens when eponymous founders move on, pass away, or there are no longer viable heirs to continue the legacy?


  • With consumer spending rising, who’s getting it right in the baby products industry?

    It’s an exciting time for the baby products sector, characterised by innovation and growth. There has never been a more impressive range of personalised products and services - so why are some of the best-known retailers in the sector struggling?