Biography: Paul Rendek is the RIPE Network Co-ordination Centre's (RIPE NCC) Head of External Relations and Communications.
He is responsible for developing and maintaining the RIPE NCC's public relations activities and for the organisation's internal and external communications. He also oversees outreach activities, such as RIPE Meetings, Regional Meetings and Roundtable Meetings, for the RIPE NCC
members, the RIPE community and governments and regulators. Together with the RIPE NCC's Senior Management Team, Paul also helps to develop the organisational strategies to ensure that the RIPE NCC continues to meet the membership's needs.
Paul was also one of the founders of the Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG), and as part of the MENOG Coordination Team, he helped to establish the group's ongoing success by coordinating its first meeting, MENOG 1, held in Bahrain in April 2007. He is still actively involved in MENOG.
As a long time employee of the RIPE NCC, Paul has held several positions in the organisation. Previous to his employment at the RIPE NCC, his time at EUnet, the first pan-european commercial Internet Service Provider in Europe and the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA) have ensured that he has been a well-known face in the Internet industry since 1993.