Nabil Bukhalid


Nabil Bukhalid

At the American University of Beirut (AUB), Nabil Bukhalid led the Computing and Networking team that brought the Internet to Lebanon. He made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet in Lebanon, established the Lebanese Domain Registry (LBDR) and served as administrator and registrar for the .LB ccTLD since its creation in 1993

Bukhalid is also the founder of the Lebanese Academic and Research Network (LARN), co-founder of the Lebanese Broadband Manifesto Support Group (LBSG) and BeirutIX, the first Internet Exchange Point in Lebanon.

He is also a co-founder and ex-president of the Internet Society Lebanon Chapter; co-founder and CEO of the Lebanese Internet Center; and advisory board member of the Lebanese Canadian Tech Hub.

In this capacity, Bukhalid contributed to many Internet governance, strategic planning, capacity-building and research efforts in the EMEA region, and organized and presented in numerous conferences on technical, governance and socio-economical concepts related to the Internet, multi-stakeholder governance, knowledge society and open data.

He attended AUB, where he earned both his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1981) and EMBA (2006).

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