|Intro||Nigerian ambassador to Austria|
|Birth||7 October 1954|
Maria Oyeyinka Laose is a quintessential diplomat known for being hardworking and unique amongst colleagues . She served as Ambassador to Austria and Slovakia, and was well known for being upright and having no tolerance for indiscipline. She is also known to be the first female Ambassador in Austria, and also worked hard to promote Nigerian trade and culture in Austria. She also held the first Nigerian Business Forum in Austria, and the highly anticipated Nigerian Cultural Festival. She is fluent in French and Portuguese.