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Up the ranks: Cisco brings Deborah Woollard on board as VP HR for APJC region



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Deborah Woollard joins Cisco as the Vice President of Human Resources for Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC), effective January 2019.

Based in the regional office in Singapore, she will focus on driving organisational performance, leading Cisco’s talent and people strategy and designing employee engagement programmes across the region.

Miyuki Suzuki, Senior Vice President, APJC at Cisco, said: “Deborah brings extensive leadership experience to the role with a proven record of driving organisational growth, leadership acceleration and culture strategies, and will play an integral role in Cisco’s continued evolution and success in the region.”

Woollard will report to Charlie Johnston, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Global Sales & Country Human Resources, Cisco.

She commented on her new role: “I look forward to joining Cisco, an organisation that is absolutely committed to building and leading top-performing teams and to driving growth and innovation whilst creating truly inclusive and inspiring workplace culture.”

Prior to joining Cisco, Deborah was the Vice President, Human Resources at InterContinental Hotels Group for Asia, Middle East and Africa. She has also held senior HR roles with the pharmaceuticals division of Abbott Laboratories and Unilever in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

As of January 2019, Cisco has more than 24,000 employees in Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China.

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