Daisy Chittilapilly has been named as Cisco’s new president for India and the SAARC region. She succeeds Sameer Garde, who recently announced his wish to leave Cisco after four years to work in the social sector.
Cisco said Ms Chittilapilly would be responsible for strategy, sales, operations, and investments to drive long growth in the region.
Ms Chittilapilly will begin her new position on August 1, 2021, which will also be the start of Cisco’s next fiscal year.
She has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, including 17 years in the leadership role at Cisco. Ms Chittilapilly has a proven track record of transforming operations and cultures to achieve development at scale, according to a statement released by Cisco on July 13.
Ms Chittilapilly most recently served as managing director of Cisco’s Digital Transformation Office, where she engaged with customers in capturing and scaling new digital possibilities.