Rene is not only an Aspirant Optician at Flexoptix, but also Chairman of the Board of the Global NOG Alliance. He has been in the internet industry since 2015 and has an IXP background. When he’s not representing Flexoptix around the world, he spends his time helping network operators get the most value from their regional groups. In 2022, he volunteered to drive a truckload of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine. This inspired him to create the Keep Ukraine Connected Taskforce along with his teammates in the Global NOG Alliance, which to date has collected and delivered more than a million dollars worth of network equipment and also raised funds for the necessary tools to keep the Ukrainian Internet to keep running operation.