Maria Pernas

Maria Pernas

Group General Counsel, Commercial and Contract Management

Maria Pernas

Group General Counsel, Commercial and Contract Management

Maria Pernas

Maria Pernas was appointed Group General Counsel, in charge of Commercial and Contract Management, and joined the Group Executive Committee in September 2017. 


Previously, she was Senior Vice-President, Group General Counsel Operations at Atos, where she was responsible for the management of the Regional legal teams and the Contract Management function. Maria was also Group Diversity Program Manager. 

In 2013 Maria was appointed Deputy Group General Counsel at Atos. Before this, from 2008 Maria was responsible for the legal support to Major Contracts and, afterwards, Corporate Legal Affairs, Compliance and Litigations at worldwide level. 

After starting her professional career working as external legal advisor at Price Waterhouse in Madrid, Maria joined Sema Group (now Atos), where she was appointed to the role of General Counsel Iberia and South America, and worldwide General Counsel for the Major Events and Entertainment business unit in charge of, among others, the Olympic project. In 2004 Maria then took over the position of Vice-President General Counsel South Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America at the Rome office, while keeping her previous responsibilities as General Counsel Major Events and Entertainment. 

Maria is a member of the Madrid Bar Association and has recently been appointed Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe. She also collaborates as professor at the “Master in Digital Economy and IP Law” at Hautes Etudes Appliquées du Droit in Paris.