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Charles Sha'ban

Holder of a B.Sc. in Computer Science, Charles Sha'ban is the Executive Director of the Regional office of Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAGO). He is the leader of the AGIP Executive Committee, a member of the Digital Office Committee (DOC) of TAGO and a member of the Professional Development - IP Committee (PDI) of AGIP, whose mission is to define the policies and work processes of the company.

Charles Sha'ban has extensive experience in the field of Information Technology (IT), Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), generic and country code Domain Names, and Multilingual Domain Name issues.

Currently he is a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) and was chair of the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Working Group during 2003, a Board Member of the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), a member in the International Trademark Association (INTA), Registration practice & DNS administration subcommittee member of the INTA Internet Committee.

In addition, Charles Sha'ban is a member in the Internet Society (ISOC), the Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS), the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP), the Jordan Computer Society (JCS) and a founding member and ex-board member of the Arab Internet Names Consortium (AINC).

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