Maria Riolo: Meet the Founder



Meet Maria Riolo, the founder of niu:viu international Consulting & Coaching. 

Maria knows from many years of own experience, living and working in Europe, India and Singapore, about the opportunities and challenges of working in the international business space, moving between very different cultures and leading teams in different geographies. Appreciating different perspectives, building bridges and fostering human connections are integral part of her values.  

Professional Experience

Maria builds her professional activities both on her broad business background and expert knowledge of systems psychodynamic approaches to coaching and consulting. Her coaching competencies are complemented by years of leadership experience as Head of HR for Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and Eastern Europe regions. 

As member of regional boards, she led the human resources strategy, talent development and operations function in the automotive, mobility, and financial services sectors. Her expertise expands into HR business partnering, talent management, employer branding, talent acquisition, and digital learning.

In her role as leadership & change coach, Maria supports leaders and their executive teams in Asia-Pacific and Europe who drive business transformation. She works with decision makers who lead change and foster innovation for sustainable value creation, helping them to thrive by connecting perspectives on leadership, transformation, collaboration and culture

Through her collaboration with selected, internationally experienced coaches, who share the high standards of customer focus, compassion and value creation, Maria ensures the most effective approach to client engagements by niu:viu international.

Academic Background & Education

  • Certificate in Systems-Psychodynamic Coaching, INSEAD France
  • Certified Resilience Counselor, Academy for Continued Education Germany
  • Organizational Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership Australia
  • Certified in COF Cultural Orientations Framework, Rosinsky & Company Belgium
  • Executive MBA Asia-Pacific, NUS Business School Singapore
  • BA Human Resources Management & Marketing, Cooperative State University Germany

Working Languages

German | English | Italian | Spanish | French 

Professional Memberships