American network technology giant Cisco has appointed Daisy Chittilapilly as President of its India & SAARC region. Daisy succeeds Sameer Garde, who recently announced his decision to leave the company after four years.
As President of the India & SAARC region, Daisy will be responsible for strategy and sales, as well as operations and investments, with the goal of accelerating the region’s long-term growth, said the company. She will begin her new role on 1 August 2021, the start of Cisco’s new fiscal year.
Daisy most recently served as Managing Director of Cisco’s Digital Transformation Office, where she collaborated with customers to capitalise on and scale emerging digital opportunities. Additionally, she worked with partners to accelerate Cisco’s transition to software and subscription-based offerings as the leader of Software & Services Sales.
“Daisy’s appointment comes at a time when Cisco is looking at India & SAARC as an engine of innovation and growth. With businesses across the region looking to capture the economic rebound, her wealth of experience and knowledge in digitally enabling organizations and developing Cisco’s go-to-market strategies around software and services will help propel Cisco, our customers, and partners to the forefront of the digital economy,” said Dave West, President, Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China.
Daisy has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 17 years as a leader at Cisco. She previously worked for Wipro Limited in a variety of sales management roles.
“Cisco’s leadership across networking, cybersecurity, and collaboration put us at the forefront of helping businesses with their digital transformation and unlocking a new era of growth. I am excited about the possibilities we can shape for India’s people and businesses, and I look forward to working closely with our customers, partners, communities, and the government to bring these possibilities to life” said Daisy.
She is also Co-Chair of the FICCI National Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation and a member of the non-profit ‘Dragonflies Everywhere’s’ advisory board.