BMES & niu:viu: Leadership Solutions

niu:viu international is a Germany-based Executive Leadership Coaching and Consulting organization providing services to support leaders and professionals in transition, and organizations and teams going through structural and organizational change.

niu:viu’s aim is to “expand and strengthen connections between cultures and beyond borders” within the European and APAC markets.

BMES has partnered with niu:viu international to successfully build on and expand our established leadership coaching and assessment services in the wider APAC region


niu:viu’s Key Capabilities


Coaching individual leaders for the purpose of improving skills and performance, and for gaining new insights on personal, professional, team-related and organizational development.


Coaching and facilitation of a team as a system for the purpose of aligning on team objectives, improving operational interfaces, developing competencies and collaboration in the team.


Coaching for international teams and organizations for the purpose of leveraging diversity to improve performance and drive innovation.


Consulting decision- makers in developing a holistic perspective on building talent and people capabilities in line with business strategy.

Example Case


The client, an international medical device distributor with a strong market presence in Southeast Asia, appointed niu:viu international to provide Executive Leadership Coaching to their high-potential female leader in one of the markets.


  • Preparing the female leader for her role as Country Manager
  • Support the transition process from role as Head of Function to more of a general management responsibility
  • Develop leadership competencies, decision-making & communication skills.

    The coaching sessions were centered around leading the business by building on existing experience, with a particular focus on stakeholder management.


    The executive coaching process accelerated the targeted and effective transition into the new role and helped establish confidence from the start. With the team, the country manager overachieved the set targets within her first year in the role.


    “We as a team all worked together to meet expectations in terms of organizational performance. I am sure the received executive leadership coaching greatly contributed to the way I handle things with management and with the other members of the team.”

    Introducing: niu:viu Leadership

    Maria Riolo

    Founder & Owner, niu:viu international

    Professional Experience 

    Maria is a leadership & change coach with a broad professional background and deep knowledge of systemic psychodynamic approaches to executive leadership coaching and consulting.

    Her coaching competencies are complemented by years of leadership experience as the head of HR for Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and Eastern Europe regions.

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

      Academic Background & Education 

      • Certified Coach in System Psychodynamics, INSEAD France
      • Certified Coach on Cultural Orientations Framework (COF), Rosinski & Company Belgium
      • Certified Resilience Advisor, Continued Education Academy Germany 
      • Organizational Coach CIECL, Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership Australia
      • Executive MBA Asia-Pacific, NUS Business School Singapore


      • German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian

      Get in touch to find out more about the

      niu:viu | BMES partnership!

      Selvan Palla

      Business Development Manager, APAC & Japan

      Boyd & Moore Executive Search