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RIPE NCC Leadership

Hans Petter Holen

Hans Petter Holen

RIPE NCC Managing Director

The Managing Director of the RIPE NCC is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organisation in line with the strategy approved by the Executive Board. He attends meetings of the Executive Board as set out in the Articles of Association.

The Managing Director serves on the Executive Council of the Number Resource Organization (NRO), which is the coordinating body for the world’s Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

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Daniella Coutinho

Senior Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

Daniella is the Senior Executive Assistant to the Managing Director and coordinates activities for the Executive Board.


Athina Fragkouli

Chief Legal Officer

Athina is responsible for the RIPE NCC's legal affairs and relevant risks to the organisation, including:

  • RIPE NCC legal and regulatory compliance
  • RIPE NCC corporate governance
  • RIPE NCC legal matters related to Internet governance, public policy, national authorities and law enforcement agencies (LEAs)
  • Legal impact analysis as part of the RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP) and technical discussions
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Simon-Jan Haytink

Simon-Jan Haytink

Chief Financial Officer

Simon-Jan is responsible for controlling and managing the RIPE NCC's financial resources within its risk appetite. This includes ensuring that all financial transactions, systems and procedures comply with regulations, accounting principles and standards.

Hisham Ibrahim

Hisham Ibrahim

Chief Community Officer

Hisham is responsible for managing and leading the External Engagement and Community budget and activities.

External Engagement and Community consists of:

  • Community building and membership engagement
  • Learning and development
  • External coordination and collaboration
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Felipe Victolla Silveira

Felipe Victolla Silveira

Chief Technology Officer

Felipe is responsible for managing and leading the Technology and Information Services budget and activities.

Information Services consists of:

  • LIR Portal
  • RPKI
  • RIPE Database
  • DNS and K-Root
  • RIPE Atlas
  • RIPEstat
  • RIS
  • IT support
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James Kennedy

James Kennedy

Chief Registry Officer

James is responsible for managing and leading the Registry budget and activities.

The Registry consists of:

  • Registration of IP addresses and ASNs
  • Processing of Registry updates
  • Membership administration
  • Registry accuracy and investigations
Carolien Vos

Carolien Vos

Chief Human Resources Officer

Carolien is the Director of HR and Administration and leads the two teams in these domains.

She is responsible for developing and implementing the organisation's human resource strategy to attract, develop and retain talented employees to achieve current and future business objectives.

She is also responsible for maintaining and improving office facilities and ensuring the delivery of organisational (administrative) support.

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Eleonora Petridou

Eleonora Petridou

Chief Information Security Officer

Eleonora is responsible for ensuring that the RIPE NCC maintains necessary levels of Information security and compliance with best practices and applicable regulations.