Rico is a former Chief, Project Appraisal and Quality Assurance at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). He has over 30 years of multicultural work and life experience in 33 countries thanks to assignments also with UNDCP, UNICEF, UNEP, OSCE, IAEA, European Central Bank, World Bank, IMF — and with private and public sector institutions. He specialised in the management of international co-operation and, as a coach, facilitator and trainer, in learning and continuous improvement processes of people and organisations. Currently, Rico is Managing-Director of a think-and-do tank, Global Options and Linkages (GOAL) and an External Lecturer, Centre for Development Research (CDR), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), in Vienna. He undertakes action-research projects on a psychosocial complex adaptive systems approach to creativity, innovation and transformative change. He is the author of several publications based on this research.