CEO, Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI)
Mr. Chakchouk graduated from the Sup’Com Engineering School in Tunisia in 1998, and received his M.S in telecommunications from the ENIT Engineering School in 2001. In February 2009, he achieved his Ph.D in telecommunications and applied mathematics, under the joint tuition of El Manar University, Tunisia and Paris Descartes University, France. He started his career in 1998 as a research engineer in the Center of Telecommunication Studies and Research (CERT). In July 2005, he joined the Telecommunications Regulation Authority (INT), first as chief of the technical department, later he became the Director of Interconnection & Access. In March 2010, he was appointed as Adviser to the Minister of Communications Technology. A few weeks after the Tunisian revolution, Chakchouk was appointed Chairman and CEO of the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI). His aim is to redefine ATI’s role, which used to be the former governments instrument to censorship the internet. With his team, he has succeeded in launching TunIXP, the first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in the Maghreb Arab region.