Chafic Chaya is External Relations Officer for the RIPE NCC, as well as Regional Communications Manager for the Middle East region. With over 15 years experience in communications, PR, business development, marketing, branding, and operation management related to Internet and Telecom activities, a primary aspect of Chafic's role is to build relations with governments, media and other stakeholders.
Chafic is a member of the Order of Engineers in Lebanon and member of the working group for the creation of Lebanese Internet Center – LINC. He is also an ex-member of the Arab IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (2011-2013) and chaired the Communication Group for the Arab Regional Working Party (ARWP) for the private sector at the International Telecommunication Union (2006-2010).
Before joining the RIPE NCC, he occupied the position of Market Communications and PR Manager for Internet and telecom activities at business and economy group (2003 – 2014) and Regional Communications Manager at Ericsson (1999-2002) supporting Central European, Middle Eastern and North African markets.
Awarded a Doctoral degree in Business Administration from Staffordshire University in UK on "Internet Governance”, having previously obtained his Masters in Business Administration and Engineering Diploma in Telecom.
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