Rik is an economic Junior Consultant at VVA Economics & Policy.
He joined VVA for a traineeship carried out as an extracurricular activity over the last months of his master’s degree in Business Administration with option in international relations at KU Leuven in Brussels. During his internship he was involved in several studies for the GSA, proposal writing for H2020 projects and making economic impact case studies for ESA funding programmes.
As an economic analyst he then gained experience over additional sectors like Space, Rail, Maritime and Agri-Food. He has experience in conducting desk research, stakeholder consultations, developing Cost Benefit Analyses and report writing.
Rik is Belgian, speaks Dutch as native language and speaks English and French fluently.
In his free time he likes to go swimming at his local club and during the summer he likes to kitesurf and sail by the Belgian coast.