Serge is the Chief Communications Officer for the RIPE NCC. He is responsible for the RIPE NCC's Communications Department, the Web Services Team and RIPE Labs. One of his primary tasks is to continuously build on and enhance the robust RIPE community that currently exists. Internal and external communication form an integral part of the continuity of the organisation and a major focus has been placed on these areas. The RIPE NCC websites play an essential role in establishing first-line contact with RIPE NCC members and the wider RIPE community. Our team works hard to ensure that the websites provide information that is concise and easy to access.
Before joining the RIPE NCC in 2011, Serge was the Secretary General of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) for more than 10 years. This role brought him in close contact with more than 100 Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) from not only Europe but around the globe and has given him a great understanding and appreciation of how IXPs operate. He has also been working closely with key players in establishing both the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX) and the Latin American Internet Exchange Association (LAC-IX) as well as actively participating in more than 30 RIPE and RIPE NCC Regional meetings throughout the Europe and the Middle East.
Serge has a very strong affinity with the European peering community and as a result has been chairing the European Peering Forums since their inception in 2006. He plays an active role on various programme committees including those of Euro-IX, Eurasia Network Operators' Group (ENOG) and the RIPE NCC Regional Meetings. Serge had an integral role in organising the first "Setting up an IXP" conference in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010.