Inken joined Halma plc in July 2017 to lead the safety, health and environmental technology group, as Chief Innovation and Digital Officer and member of Halma's Executive Board. In her role, Inken helps to create and nurture group-wide innovation and digital culture and growth.

Before joining Halma, Inken was the Chief Innovation Officer of Innogy SE / RWE AG and Founder of the Innogy Innovation Hub, a venture development and investment platform for corporate and external start-ups. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Committee and a Non-Executive Director at James Fisher plc. Inken studied innovation and technology management at Kiel University, including a PhD in technology management as well as finance at the London Business School. She has been named as one of the ‘Most influential women in Engineering’ in the UK in 2019 and ‘Top 100 Data Visionaries’ in 2020.