A recipient of the Malaysian National Scholarship, Niomi attended Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA and graduated in 1998 with a BA in International Studies. Upon returning home, Niomi handled Public Relations for the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Malaysia.
After a few years, she decided to travel and spent about 15 years as interior crew, working on various yachts ranging from 30-60 meters. From Laundry Girl to Chief Stewardess, Niomi became very familiar with the European yachting scenario during her time onboard, running charters and private trips for owners. She also spent a few seasons in the Caribbean and crossed the Indian Ocean to the Maldives, passing some time in the Middle East along the way.
Niomi joined Hill Robinson in April 2020.