Maria José Pereira, author of A Banker Reflects on MONEY, LOVE AND VIRTUE, received a MBA Finance from UC Berkeley (1975) and MS Environmental Sciences from Imperial College (2007). After a long international career in finance, including as private banker and investment advisor in New York and Hong Kong, Maria began her deep reflection on a way to integrate more than solely numbers into the economic and investment process. In the face of our financial, environmental, and societal challenges, she believes that a return to a humanistic framework with full consideration of each other and of nature is vital for our economic and financial organization. This requires love and virtue, working in conjunction with money, to permit a civil society that benefits all.
The author is also known by her married name, Melo Antunes, and has published and given conferences under this name.