Rika Coppens is a member of the Supervisory Board, a member of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee. She was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2021.
Rika Coppens obtained a master’s degree in commercial engineering at the University of Leuven, whereafter she kicked off her career as audit manager at PWC and CFO at Bureau Van Dijk Computer Services. Next to that, Ms Coppens was CFO at Zenitel (Brussels) and EFR Group (Breda), where she became CEO. In 2017 she moved to the HR-world as CEO at House of HR and Accent Jobs. Since October 2020 she is fully concentrating on her CEO-role at House of HR. Under her guidance, the group realised a strong growth strategy and high profitability, with a focus on specialized niche markets and innovative HR-applications.
Ms Coppens has gained a vast experience in international mergers and acquisitions, audit and finance, with a keen eye for innovative business development, female entrepreneurship and ‘human resourcefulness’. She calls herself ‘missionary of work’, holding a warm plea for work as the driving force behind wellbeing and welfare. She is a sought-after speaker and opinion leader in the world of entrepreneurship and HR.
Ms Coppens started in 2016 as independent director at House of HR, where she held the position of chairman of the audit committee. She was also active as Board member and member of the audit committee In Realdolmen, until it was acquired by GfI Group. She currently is a non-executive board member at Colruyt Group and chairman of the Audit Committee and a non-executive board member at La Lorraine Bakery group. She is fluent in Dutch, English and French.