With over 18 years experience in Communications, PR, Business Development, Marketing and Branding, Chafic Chaya has joined RIPE NCC IN 2014 as Regional Communication Manager for Middle East region.

HE is a member at the order of Engineers in Lebanon and member in the working group for the creation of Lebanese Internet Center – LINC -, ex-member at Arab IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (2011-2013) and chaired the Communication Group for the Arab Regional Working Party (ARWP) for private sector at the International Telecommunication Union (2006-2010).

Before Joining RIPE NCC, he occupied the position of Market Communications & PR Manager for Internet & Telecom activities at Business & Economy Group (2003 – 2014) and Regional Communications Manager at Ericsson (1999-2002) supporting the Central Europe, Middle East and North Africa markets. Additionally, He had over 13 years experience (1999-2012) lecturing at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economic Science at the Lebanese University (http://www.ul.edu.lb); lecturing Management Information Systems and Informatics for Masters’ students.

He is pursuing a Doctoral Degree with “Internet Governance” as a topic for his thesis at Staffordshire University in UK, holding a Master in Business Administration and Computer Engineering.