Rika Jean-François
Commissioner, ITB Corporate Social Responsibility Competence Centre Travel & Logistics
ITB Berlin

With a Master's Degree in Social Anthropology and expertise on ethnic identities, sustainable development, and diversity issues, Rika has been passionately engaged in tourism since her early days as an historical guide in Greece. She has been working for ITB Berlin since 2004, and is responsible for building ITB Berlin's Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable tourism efforts, as well as coordinating, planning, and speaking at responsible tourism events internationally. With an emphasis on diversity and human rights, she proactively helped develop the LGBT travel segment at ITB and serves on the Board of Directors of the IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association), the IGLTA Foundation, the Code International as well as the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) and is member of its Sustainability Committee and The Roundtable of Human Rights in Tourism.