Marija Ralic leads APAC, the data-driven, human-focused philanthropic arm of Google. Marija joined Google in 2019 where she manages Google’s philanthropic work across the Asia-Pacific region to support innovative nonprofits using technology to tackle complex global challenges. She works with teams across the regions to bring the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges-- combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide the opportunity for everyone.

She brings years of experience in driving regional planning and community investments, Sustainability, Economic Contribution (helping underserved job seekers, SMEs, women, etc.), AI for Social Impact, Capacity Building, and making digital and media literacy and computer science education accessible to all young people.

Before Google, Marija served as a Regional Program Manager overseeing the Philanthropic programs at Microsoft Philanthropies across 17 countries and 20 countries in the Asia Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe, respectively.

Before her corporate philanthropy journey, Marija spent five years in AIESEC Serbia, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit, which focuses on developing the leadership potential of young people through experiential learning, volunteer experiences, and professional internships. She served AIESEC in various functions, including as president of the AIESEC chapter in Serbia and vice president of external relations.