Rikard did his first degree in Marine Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Thermal Power Systems as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Newcastle University (UK).
He has an extensive research and publication track record within combustion engine and energy systems technology, marine control engineering, and intellectual property law. Rikard previously worked as an in-house IP analyst at Aker Solutions and as Head of Intellectual Property for MHWirth, a leading provider of offshore drilling systems and services. He joined Zacco in 2016.
Rikard speaks Norwegian, English and German fluently.