Rajesh Chharia

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Rajesh Chharia is a Member of Delhi ISOC Chapter at Internet Society, President at Internet Service Providers Association of India ISPAI [1], Director at National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) Ltd, Owner & C E O at Chandra Indl Co Pvt Ltd and CEO & Promoter at CJ Online Private Limited.[2] [3]


He has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and a postgraduate in Commerce Honors.[4]

Career History

Chharia started his career with his family business of Manufacturing Packaging Materials in 1974 as CEO.

Since the very inception of Internet in India, he has been working in this industry. He was one of the first Internet Service Providers of India. From there he started contributing to the Internet community as an Executive Council member of ISP Association of India (ISPAI) since 2001. Since 2006, he has been the president of ISPAI.[5]

He ensure the presence of India in the APNIC by nominating and supporting election of a ISPAI representative to the EC of APNIC.

He has also managed National, Regional (SE Asia, Asia Pacific) and International events. He supervised the fist IPv6 tutorial in New Dehli. In the year 2007, he oversaw SANOG 10, which was a very successful training program. In the same year, the 1st time Internet event of Asia-Pacific magnitude, APNIC 24 was also hosted in New Delhi under his Presidentship of ISPAI.

He was the co-founder of NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India). NIXI is a non profit organization that reprensents all stake holders managing the exchange point and domain registry in India. NIXI also supports Internet infrastructure in India like 3 root servers within India, and have IPv6 Test Beds in leading metros of India. [6]

In 2008 he hosted ICANN in 2008 and IGF 2008. He is also a Member for Taxes as Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), Central Excise & Service Tax under Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.[7]

He has also participate as a member to the leading Industry Associations of India like FICCI, CII & ASSOCHAM.[8]