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Chharia, Rajesh

Mr. Rajesh Chharia has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and is a post graduate in Commerce Honors. Beginning his career in his family business of Manufacturing Packaging Materials in 1974 in the capacity of CEO and helped the company in moving from strength to strength.

In 1999 Mr. Rajesh started M/s CJ Online Pvt. Ltd., the first Operational Private ISP on 100% digital platform in Ghaziabad (NCR Town of Delhi).

Mr. Rajesh Chharia is continuing as elected President of the Internet Service Providers Association of India since September 2006, helping the association and the industry grow for ISP’s. Prior to this he has also served as the Vice President for the same organization in 2002. He has also played a major role in creating National Internet Exchange of India, presently he is one of the Director of NIXI. He is also a Joint
Working Group member of National Security Advisor, member of Broadband Committee created by DoT.

From the platform of ISPAI and NIXI he raised a lot of development issues for the Internet Industry and got the same solved resulting growth of Industry.

Since 2016 he is elected Executive Council Member and Secretary of APNIC.

He has, today, more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology, and has acquired working for different organizations in different countries. Further he is looking keenly for development of Broad Band and telephony in rural parts of India, and to bridge digital divide between rural and urban India.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678