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Riko Arends
Group Commercial Director
Walter James


Riko Arends joined Walter James, a ZRG company, as Group Commercial Director in July 2020. In this role, he successfully navigates the European and Asian life science recruitment markets through securing an established network of contingent, permanent, and contract professionals.

Previous Experience

Equipped with expert knowledge across a range of assignments, including MSP and senior retained appointments, Riko helps businesses scale their workforce at pace through a dedicated approach and customized recruitment solutions. Further, he adopts a leadership approach to coach and train recruiters to ensure talent grows to achieve their own success and further that of the business they are joining.


Riko earned his LLM from University of Groningen.