With over 24 years of experience in Internet and Telecom industry, Chafic Chaya joined RIPE NCC in 2014 as Regional Communications Manager for the Middle East region, supporting different stakeholders with capacity development and expertise related to Internet infrastructure and governance.
He manages public policies and government affairs and serves as the primary liaison to external stakeholders to ensure productive engagement, capacity development and support for digital infrastructure in the Middle East region.
He also leads the development and implementation of RIPE NCC academic initiatives and Certified Professionals in the region, bridging market needs and graduates.
Awarded a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from Staffordshire University in the UK; having previously obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lebanon and Telecommunications Engineering from France.
The Internet has become a pivotal tool to foster growth and innovation across business, government, communities, and individuals. As the digital landscape expands, it is crucial that Middle Eastern countries are fostering this digital revolution.
As the UN prepares for the World Summit on the Future in 2024 and progresses towards adopting the Global Digital Compact (GDC), engagement with diverse stakeholders, including those from Arab countries, is crucial.
We stand at a crossroads between a fragmented geopolitical world and a digital one that is more inclusive and sustainable. A common agenda with agreed priorities on public policy issues for the use of technology and connectivity will help take us in the right direction.
The 14th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be running from 25-29 November 2019 in Berlin. Our staff at the event will be sharing key moments and takeaways from the sessions they attend. Check this page each day for the latest issues, arguments and ideas as they arise at the…
The 13th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) runs from 12-14 November 2018 in Paris. The RIPE NCC staff at the event will be liveblogging key moments and session take-aways. Check back on this page for regular updates on the issues, arguments and ideas from RIPE NCC staff and RIPE…