Succession plan in mind for CEO John Chambers, Cisco announces new leadership

Telecom Lead India: Cisco, which is in the process of preparing a succession plan for CEO John Chambers, has elevated two key executives.

The executive leadership team is designed to position the company for future growth and to capture market transitions and deliver innovative solutions.

Gary B. Moore, president and chief operating officer, Cisco

, will look after Cisco’s end-to-end operations, and drive alignment across all parts of the company by leading operational discipline and prioritization required to support the company’s long-term strategy.

Moore will strengthen the company’s focus on operational excellence while building the business capabilities and talent to enable Cisco’s future growth.

Moore is also responsible for Cisco’s operations, services, IT, supply chain, marketing and communications, human resources, corporate affairs, transformation office, legal, government affairs, and corporate planning functions.

Rob Lloyd, president, Development and Sales, Cisco

Rob Lloyd, president, Development and Sales, will be responsible for Cisco’s development and sales efforts.

Lloyd’s organization will drive alignment and acceleration of Cisco’s technology innovation to enable a faster response to market transitions; increased customer relevance; and growth.

Networking major also announced changes to other key executives as well.

Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief development officer, will continue to lead Cisco’s development organization.

Chuck Robbins, who previously ran the Americas sales region, will assume Lloyd’s prior role as the head of worldwide sales.

Wim Elfrink, executive vice president and chief globalization officer, will continue his focus on emerging solutions and the development of new markets, and will integrate his organization into the development and sales organization.

“We’re optimizing the alignment across development and sales, and on the top priorities of our customers, to maximize speed to market and our competitive advantage. At the same time, we are focusing on operational excellence across the company, which creates capacity for innovation, investment and growth,” said John Chambers, Chairman and CEO.

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