Rikke has a large-company, strategic and operational management background, and international experience gained from a 30-year career in the IT & Telecoms industry encompassing senior executive positions with industry leaders such as Microsoft, Vodafone, IBM, Cable & Wireless, Logical Group and Borland. Throughout her career Rikke has been appointed to start up new business lines or companies and to lead change programmes frequently involving complex integration necessitating vision, determination and leadership. Notable examples include the merger of the IBM, Lotus and Tivoli Partner organisations in 1998, and the merger of Borland and Aston Tate in 1991. A business leader with a strong marketing bias and natural leadership qualities, Rikke has proven first-hand experience of manufacturer and channel businesses, and both new and young technology companies. Rikke has been asked to sit on the board of a number of nascent technology companies to provide advice and guidance in developing their businesses and to assist in preparing them for international markets.