Thanks to her wealth of experience, both with multinationals and in private practice, Rike can be seen as a true strategic partner. Rike understands the value of an intellectual property to a company like no other, and finds it important to really get to know the client so she can provide suitable and clear advice.
Rike is a chemical technologist and also has experience in other fields, including pharmacy, materials and food technology. During her carrier, she has spent 7 years in France working for Pfizer and is fluent in both the French and English language. In 2009 she started working for DSM, where she had several positions. Since September 2017, she has worked for AOMB and will bolster the Business unit Corporate.
Rike is an open and curious person. She likes coming into contact with different people and businesses. She feels a project is only a success when both business goals and personal goals have been reached, and are talked about afterwards.
Rike is married and mother to a son. Apart from her work, she loves spending time with friends, going to (pop) concerts and hiking through the hills of Limburg.
Materials, pharmacy and nutrition
Chemical Technology - University of Technology Eindhoven (graduated in 1993)
Previously worked as patent attorney at a large Dutch patent office, as patent attorney at Pfizer and as manager IP materials group at DSM