Oliver Ike was trained as a chemical engineer at ETH Zurich and did studies of national economy at the University of Zurich.
After working in sales for various prestigious italian furniture companies in Switzerland and around the world he started his first watch company IKEPOD in 1998 chosing as designer/partner Marc Newson.
Oliver Ike stayed as CEO with Ikepod until 2003 when the company was sold to a luxury investment fund and became the victim of investor speculation.
Since 2004 he has been working as consultant to different watch brands in the Swiss watch industy, whilst managing Ikebranco SA, a company that realizes photoproductions of architecture and design for leading magazines around the globe.
In 2010 Manufacture A.Manzoni & Fils SA was founded. Over the last 3 years Oliver Ike developed with the designer Ilkka Suppanen the Canopus Weekplanner watch.