Hans Petter Holen has been actively involved in RIPE and the Internet industry for over 20 years. His extensive first-hand knowledge of global IP address policy creation comes from his time as Chair of the RIPE Address Policy Working Group (formerly known as the Local Internet Registry Working Group).
Previously a member of the NRO Number Council, Hans Petter has also been part of ICANN’s ASO Address Council since its formation in 1999 until 2013, with 10 years as Chair and Co-chair.
Hans Petter graduated from The University of Oslo in 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He continued with further studies there while working at the University administering the Norwegian EuNet node. He was among the founders of Oslonett AS, one of Norway’s first commercial ISPs, and has worked for various other LIRs. Hans Petter joined Visma in 2004 - first as IT Director and then as Chief Information Security Officer (since 2015), where he employs his extensive knowledge of the design, implementation and operation of Internet services and networks in a secure manner.
Hans Petter Holen was appointed RIPE Chair at RIPE 68 on 16 May 2014.