Rika holds a Master Degree in Social Anthropology+Iranian Studies, her expertise is on ethnic identities, responsible & sustainable development, Human Rights & diversity. She was a tour guide before she travelled as researcher to Iran, Malawi, Haiti. Rika joined Messe Berlin in 2004, built up ITB’s Corporate Social Responsibility, spearheads ITB’s LGBTQ travel segment, overviews India+ITB’s Host Countries. She was board member of The Code, PATA, IGLTA; currently of the IGLTA Foundation+GSTC.