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RIPE NCC Leadership

Hans Petter Holen

Hans Petter Holen is the RIPE NCC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

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

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

Athina Fragkouli

Athina Fragkouli is the Chief Legal Officer.

She 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 is the Chief Financial Officer.

He 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 is the Chief Community Officer.

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

External Engagement and Community consists of:

  • Community building and member engagement
  • Community learning and development
  • Community coordination and collaboration
  • Research

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Felipe Victolla Silveira

Felipe Victolla Silveira is the Chief Technology Officer.

He 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 is the Chief Registry Officer.

He 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 is the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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 is the Chief Information Security Officer (CiSO)

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