Rita Chaher


Rita is a co-founder of Canapii where she is responsible for product strategy and business development. Her seek for constant innovation and her keen business insight played a key role in Canapii’s inception and has consequently led to her global responsibilities in the organization.

The launch of Canapii, is one of Rita’s latest challenges, and one she faces head on. Rita aims to position Canapii in the top three tools for event managers available in the market for virtual and hybrid events. Canapii’s unveiling in the summer of 2020 coincided with the disruption caused to the events industry by Covid-19.

Concurrently, Rita leads Canalys’ Group global Operations. Upon taking over the position of Chief Operating Officer, she has been using her creative vision and excellent insight into company management to further developing the Group’s capability, products, and services.

Prior to her current role, Rita has taken different positions across the company including sales, marketing and leading the company’s flagship event, the Canalys Forum, which attracts some of the world’s most influential technology vendors, distributors, and reseller partners.

Previously, Rita worked in both the international and Argentinean legal market, becoming a member of the Bar Association, and an active member of COLADIC (Latin American Council of International and Comparative Law) and IMLA (International Media Law Association). Before graduating as a lawyer, Rita completed an internship for the Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Center for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University. She also took part in the Media Law Advocate Training Program at Oriel College in Oxford.

Rita qualified as a solicitor in Argentina and speaks English and Spanish. She has also completed an Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School.