Rik graduated in 1989 as an Industrial Engineer in Ghent and subsequently he decided to pursue his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering in Leuven.
In 1992, after his studies, Rik started his career at Alcatel as an ADSL hardware engineer. In 1998, he obtained an Executive MBA degree from Vlerick Business School and he became Vice President of the Digital Multimedia Business Division at Alcatel.
In 2009, Rik joined Enfinity as Head of the Residential Business Unit, before taking on the role of global CEO. Four years later, he joined Matexi as COO, before sharing his extensive expertise and experience with the ION team as CEO.