Rik has approx. 15 years of experience in the IT domain, and has built a rich leadership, management, consultancy and academic track record. His core skill is to create and innovate, while leading and growing high-performance teams. His main passion is helping organizations to survive in this digital era, i.e. help them accelerate and improve by smartly leveraging new IT capabilites. He likes to challenge the status quo, and has a strong vision and hands-on experience in many of the leading paradigms that constitute digital transformations (e.g. Agile, DevOps, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud). He prefers to combine his passion for people, innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and IT and is always looking for new adventures.
Currently Rik is CIO of the airline Transavia, one of the strongest brands in the European aviation industry. Here he leads the digital transformation agenda of Transavia. Together with his IT lead team he helps Transavia to become a digital winner, i.e. creating tanglible value with IT for both Transavia’s passengers and its employees.