Ciska de Rijk
Ciska de Rijk, is founder and principal of Essence, a legal compliance practice that specialises in advising on all aspects of sales and marketing together with food law. After working at top-tier commercial law firm, Simpson Grierson, Ciska established Essence upon recognising there was a gap in the market for cost-effective, commercial and specialist legal advertising advice for businesses from small to large.
Ciska currently works with many well-known large multi-national FMCG companies as well as small start-ups and medium sized enterprises. She also has extensive in-house counsel experience and is uniquely placed in that she has both a science and law degree and has practiced law in both New Zealand and Australia.