Hans Petter Holen
Hans Petter Holen is the Chief Executive Officer of RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. He serves on the Executive Council of the Number Resource Organization (NRO), which is the coordinating body for the world’s Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and is the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Open CSIRT Foundation.
Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, he worked for Visma, a North European Software Company, as Chief Information Security Officer. In 1991, he was one of 16 founders of Oslonett, one of the first commercial ISPs in Norway, and has since then continued to build network and Internet service infrastructure in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Hans Petter Holen has been active in the RIPE community and the Internet industry for over 30 years. He was RIPE Chair from 2014 to 2020 and has extensive first-hand knowledge of IP address policy development from his time as Chair of the RIPE Address Policy Working Group and ICANN's ASO Address Council since its formation in 1999 until 2013.
In his spare time, he plays the Violin and Viola.