Rik van Rijke, Baron of Bergen, is one of those lucky people who seem to have it all. A polymath, former professional athlete and trust fund kid, he will stand to inherit the fortune that his family made in the South Epheronian mining industry. He's also of the nobility, having bought out the titular Barony of Bergen on a lark at age twenty-seven. Now in his mid-thirties, his altruism and status as a public person have been recognised by the Knootian government with several awards and other forms of recognition, including an appointment as Ambassador-at-Large. This latter status comes with a diplomatic passport and diplomatic protections, which might just come in handy during his many trips abroad.
His many varied interests related to the world of sports include football (soccer), track running, sharp shooting, chess and the promotion of amateur sports in Knootoss. He's donated much to the cause of amateur sports in Knootoss, though other charitable cause include support for a programme to enroll brilliant but deprived children from poor countries into top schools in Knootoss. When he travels abroad, it is often for the purpose of making connections with educational or sporting educations in foreign countries. His status as Ambassador-at-Large helps to facilitate goodwill for deals that involve Knootian government funding, even if he is not seriously expected to negotiate the nitty-gritty details of foreign treaties.
Some magazines have compared him favourably to Alain van Haarlem, the eccentric playboy that got caught up in a Snefaldian diplomatic scandal. Those among the public that are aware of him (for the most part by reading the gossip magazines) think he is more approachable than the other man. He doesn't boast about any genetic enhancements that he might have had and is, on account of his age, less likely to have been able to be enrolled in some covert eugenics programme.