Daisy Chittilapilly

Daisy Chittilapilly Bio

Daisy Chittilapilly is the president of India and the SAARC region elevated by Tech company Cisco. She has succeeded Sameer Garde and has recently announced his decision to join the social sector after four years at Cisco. She carries over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 17 years of leadership experience at Cisco. 

She has a track record of transforming operations and cultures to drive growth at scale. Currently, she is given the responsibility of  Strategy and sales operations, and investments to drive long-term growth in the region. She is also serving as a member of the NASSCOM domestic council focused on the IT sector in India.

Daisy also serves as Co-Chair on the FICCI National Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation and is an advisory board member of the non-profit ‘Dragonflies Everywhere’.

 Daisy Chittilapilly Bio
NameDaisy Chittilapilly
Profession President of India and SAARC region
Current PositionManaging Director, Digital Transformation Office (DTO), Cisco India and SAARC
Personal Life
Date of BirthNot Known
Age (as in 2021)Not Known
Birth PlaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Physical Status
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack
Education and more
College/UniversityBachelor of Technology from College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (XLRI, Jamshedpur)
Educational QualificationPost-Graduate
Past ExperienceDaisy led the ITS business for Cisco across the India and SAARC region and was responsible for driving strategy for IT Services, a key vertical for Cisco in India. An industry veteran with over 22 years of experience in the technology industry, Daisy has been with Cisco for more than 14 years and has held positions across sales management in Enterprise & Commercial businesses, Strategy & Operations, and played a key role in achieving several strategic wins for Cisco India.
Chittilapilly has worked with enterprise services major Wipro Limited across various sales management roles.
RecognitionCisco announced Daisy Chittilapilly as its new President for India and SAARC region (13/07/2021), effective August 1, 2021, which also marks the start of Cisco’s new financial year.
The first woman to head Cisco in India, where it began operations in 1995, Chittilapilly will be responsible for strategy and sales, operations and investments to drive long-term growth in the region.


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