OPTIC, President - France, Paris
Fr. Eric Salobir is a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Order of Preachers (known as Dominicans). As part of the General curia (government) of this religious order, he is in charge of media and technology. He is also the founder the OPTIC network aimed to promote researches and innovation in the field of digital humanities.
Fr. Salobir is a member of the board of the Fondazione per l’evangelizzazione attraverso i media and of the Aleteia media company (a company of the Media Participation group). He is a consultor for the Pontifical Council for communication, as well as an expert for the delegation of the Holy See at UNESCO. He teaches digital communication at the Catholic University of Paris.
A graduate of the ISC Paris business school, Fr. Salobir worked at the French Embassy in Prague (economy and trade section), and for Credit Lyonnais bank (now LCL) in the merchant bank department, in Paris.
He joined the Order of Preachers in the year 2000 and graduated in theology and philosophy. He was the chief editor of ROC FM radio and a member of the board of the Federation of French Radio Stations. He was also in charge of Catholic digital media production for the French TV channel France 2.