Ria Stienen



Executive Search • Interim Management • Human Capital


Ria studied Law at the Tilburg University and holds a Master of Business Science from the Radboud University in Nijmegen.


Ria Stienen was born in Ospel and grew up in Ospeldijk. She has now been living in the outskirts of Nederweert for over 20 years. Ria is married and mother of 2 adult sons. She has been an alderman of the municipality of Nederweert since June 2021 and is involved in, among other things, the countryside, sustainability, the energy transition and the new waste system.
Before Ria became an alderman, she fulfilled various HR functions in several companies. What motivates people and how can you help people in their personal development? This were and are important motivations in her work.
Next to politics Ria is an experienced VP Human Resources within the supply chain, 3PL, logistics, (public)transport and hospitals. Ria focuses on total services for HR and organizational science. Not only employment law matters, such as dismissal and employment contracts/company regulations; but also recruitment, the manageability of staff turnover, absenteeism, remuneration systems, interim HR and sickness & absence amongst others. Strategic personnel planning provides is a key element here.