Vice president, HR, financial services – Africa & Asia-Pacific

Since late 2015, Maria Riolo has been the vice president of HR for the Africa and Asia-Pacific operations of Daimler Financial Services, which came in at fifth place overall in the global Great Place to Work Institute’s rankings in late 2016 – the second time the company has ranked within the Top 25 employers globally. The company’s workforce in Africa and the Asia-Pacific comprises nearly 20% of its total employee population. Riolo has been with Daimler since 1994, and has worked in HR as well as in marketing and communications. Prior to her current position, she was VP of HR for one of the company’s major divisions, Mercedes-Benz sales and marketing, and before that served as the head of global talent acquisition and development for Daimler AG.