Masha Maskina is the founder and advisor of Maskina Art Ventures which is a creative consultancy that helps businesses to build solutions centered around visual arts. Prior to founding Maskina Art Ventures, she served as Senior Manager of Business Operations at IPC Systems, a financial technologies and services firm. At IPC Systems she structured and negotiated high value complex deals spanning across multiple geographies, currencies and business models, and also founded Women's Interactive Network (WIN) targeted at the development of women in leadership roles. Before joining IPC Systems, she held various positions in corporate financial management at Etrali Trading Solutions, Universcience, Atos and Ipsos. An avid art lover with a strong belief that art can impact the way we live and think, and that artists are contemporary philosophers and healers of our society, Masha regularly travels across major world art hubs. Considering that art could converge with other eco-spheres, Masha is constantly looking for new and creative ways to engage in this dialogue. She collects works by emerging artists, curates shows for art fairs and work spaces, and also hosts art salons at her home. Masha is also an advocate for gender diversity in the art world, emphasizing the role women collectors play by supporting art works which resonate with their sensitivity and vision of the world's future. Masha graduated from the IESE Business School executive program Driving Leadership Potential. She also attended The Negotiation and Leadership Workshop in Harvard Law School and followed education in Art Business at Christie's Education and Sotheby's Institute of Art. Masha is fluent in English, French and Russian.