Head of People
Maria is based in Reading, UK.
I've been with BibliU for 6 months but it feels like I've been here forever - in the best possible way of course!
My job is making sure we have a strong, talented, motivated and happy team of people who enjoy what they do and who will make BibliU the most successful is can be.
What I enjoy the most is working closely with such talented and different people. We have a team that's spread around the globe and everyone brings to the table something completely different. In addition, what I love about BibliU is that I have freedom to make my role my own. Everyone is open to change, to new ways of doing things and it's exciting to know that you can make an impact from day one.
I've never been on a bad holiday but, reading this question, my first US roadtrip comes to mind! My partner and I landed to LA after a very long flight and the first thing we did was to pick up the car we had hired - a HUGE SUV with automatic transition. We then drove to our hotel and, while trying to park, we somehow ended up knocking down the front fence of the hotel! THE WHOLE FENCE!
We freaked out and I immediately thought that our holiday would be ruined but turns out the hotel manager was incredibly cool about it and the insurance company sorted everything out the next morning so we were ready to begin our holiday as if nothing had happened. This actually turned to be one of the best holidays I've ever taken and, in retrospect, this story has made it even better!
Lesson to learn: never try to park a GIGANTIC vehicle uphill when you're completely sleepless.
Going on an expedition to Antarctica!!
I'd love to be a travel planner! From creating road trips to looking for hotels and figuring out budgets, I would love every second of it!
That would be either being with my loved ones or the feeling when I land in a new place I've never been to before. All you need in life is love and adventure, right? :)
I have a severe flight phobia which is ironic because I'm an expat and also traveling is my passion in life. Oh I am terribly scared of grasshoppers as well!
Surfing! I love the sea and I enjoy water sports in general but I've never tried surfing so that's definitely on my list of things to learn. And coding too!
I ate salad for the first time when I was 25 years old. And by salad I mean any salad.
Chicken massaman curry with egg-fried rice - every day, all day!
Wild Wild Country. If I could, I'd stay up every night, watching true crime documentaries.
French Polynesia! The place looks unreal and I am hoping to visit it as part of a longer journey including Australia and New Zealand as well. One day...!
Coffee, coffee, coffee! Black coffee, no sugar, no milk, please! What's that thing called "tea" by the way? :P
A glass of red wine - a large one!
I grew up in Athens, Greece. Athens is such an amazing city with so many different sides to it, great people and filled with sunshine and delicious food. I've been living in the UK for almost 7 years now but Athens will always be my home!