Rikkos studied at the Law Faculty of the University of Athens and obtained his degree in law in 1981. In 1983 he was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association.
He worked for the law firm of L. Papaphilippou & Co in Nicosia from 1983 -1985, before opening his own practice in 1985. In 1990 he was appointed at the Attorney General’s office and served there for 22 years, specialising in administrative law, criminal law, civil law and the drafting legal opinions for various governmental bodies and departments.
In 2012 he established the law firm of Rikkos Mappourides & Associates LLC and in March 2013 was elected as a member of the Cyprus Parliament.
Rikkos is the managing director of the law firm and brings his many years of experience to the team.