Teresa López-Riera

Teresa López-Riera

Principal, Competency Advisory Team


Teresa López Riera is a Principal and Executive Coach for Korn Ferry. Having spent time in the Firm’s Madrid office serving global and local clients, she is now part of the Gurgaon office. Ms. López-Riera brings over 17 years of experience as a human resources and talent development professional, including line and consulting roles.

Ms. López-Riera supports our client’s strategies defining and implementing talent development solutions anchored both on the common sense she has acquired along her global career and on a deep understanding of KF research. She is specially focused on working with Executives and High-potentials. 

Ms. López-Riera has participated in development, assessment and coaching programs in different geographies and across industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Industrial, Finance, Telecommunications and Consumer.

Her areas of expertise include - Leadership and High-potential assessment., Competency modeling and Success Profiles definition, Leadership development, Executive Coaching and Change Management. She is a certified faculty member delivering client certifications in numerous Korn Ferry IP. 

Ms. López-Riera holds a MBA from the IE Business School, a master’s degree in human resources management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and a bachelor’s degree in education from Universitat de Barcelona. She is currently associate teacher in Universitat Oberta de Catalunya on the field of change management. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, and English.

Ms. López-Riera is certified in most of the KF assessment and feedback tools and part of the KF Faculty certification team. She is also accredited in the use of Leadership Styles, Organizational Climate, GPI, Hogan’s inventories and MBTI. PCC of the International Coach Federation.