Cisco announces Elisabeth De Dobbeleer as new EMEAR partner lead

Her new role sees her appointed as leader of Cisco‘s partner organisation for EMEAR, with immediate effect.

De Dobbeleer has experience as an international leader, having held a variety of global and regional during her 18-year tenure at Cisco. This has included roles in its legal, business operations and services team. With 12 years of legal experience and extensive managerial qualifications, Cisco hopes she will be a perfect fit for the role.

Originally from Belgium, her current base of operations, she has spent 8 years abroad in roles based out of APJC and the Middle East and Africa and acts as an executive sponsor for key customers, as well as Kenya and East Africa.

De Dobbeleer steps into the role previously held by David Meads, who was recently appointed Chief Executive for Cisco UK & Ireland.

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In her new role, she will be responsible for developing strategic growth initiatives and transformation programmes to positively impact Cisco’s partner business.

Cisco is evolving its portfolio and has begun investing in customer lifecycle management, which De Dobbeleer will have a crucial role in instigating and managing.

“I believe in building strong relationships with our partners based on trust, transparency, effective communications and sustainable profitable growth. This is increasingly important during these uncertain times. Technology is playing a pivotal role in helping our customers, critical services and communities around the world,” said De Dobbeleer.

“For 35 years, we have worked with our ecosystem of partners to connect people; today we are seeing that community engage in astounding ways. Having spent a number of years working with partners and customers in different sectors and countries, I am encouraged to know that together, we will find ways to make sure our customers are resilient and better placed for future success.”

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