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== Career History ==
Chharia started his career with in 1974 as CEO of his family business of 's Manufacturing Packaging Materials in 1974 as CEObusiness.
Since the very inception of Internet in India in 1998, he has been a part of the industry. He was one of the first [[ISP|Internet Service Providers]] of India. From there he Rajesh started contributing to the Internet community as an Executive Council member of ISP Association of India (ISPAI). Since 2006, he has been the president of ISPAI.<ref>[http://www.terrapinn.com/2009/satcomme/SPK-mr-rajesh-CHHARIA.stm terrapinn.com]</ref>
He ensures the presence of India in the [[APNIC]] by nominating and supporting election of a . ISPAI representative to the EC of APNIC.<ref>[http://aso.icann.org/people/icann-board-elections/2009-election/rajesh-chharia/ aso.icann.org]</ref>
Rajesh has also managed National, Regional (SE Asia, Asia Pacific) and International events. He supervised the first [[IPv6]] tutorial in New Dehli. In the year 2007, he oversaw SANOG 10, which was a very successful training program. In the same year, as the President of ISPAI, Chharia hosted [[APNIC 24]] in New Dehli, which was at that time the biggest Internet event to be held in the Asia-Pacific region.<ref>[http://aso.icann.org/people/icann-board-elections/2009-election/rajesh-chharia/ aso.icann.org]</ref> In 2008 he hosted [[ICANN]] and [[IGF]]. He is also a Member of the Regional Advisory Committee of Central Excise & Service Tax under the Government of India's Ministry of Finance.<ref>[http://www.ispai.in/ispai-view/execouncilview.php?officeBearersId=150 ispai.in]</ref>
He was a co-founder of National Internet Exchange of India ([[NIXI]]), a non profit organization that represents all stakeholders managing the exchange point and domain registry in India.<ref>[http://www.connect-world.com/index.php/component/k2/item/780-india%E2%80%99s-it-revolution connect-world.com]</ref>
In 2008 he hosted [[ICANN]] and [[IGF]]. He is also a Member of the Regional Advisory Committee of Central Excise & Service Tax under the Government of India's Ministry of Finance.<ref>[http://www.ispai.in/ispai-view/execouncilview.php?officeBearersId=150 ispai.in]</ref> Chharia has participate also participated as a member to the leading Industry Associations of India like [[FICCI]], [[CII]] & [[ASSOCHAM]].<ref>[http://aso.icann.org/people/icann-board-elections/2009-election/rajesh-chharia/ aso.icann.org]</ref>
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