Cisco names Oliver Tuszik new President of Europe, Middle East and Africa

Oliver Tuszik has been appointed as the next Cisco President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). With more than 10 years of experience at Cisco, Tuszik most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of Cisco Global Partner Sales and Routes to Market division, where he was responsible for supporting and advancing Cisco’s broad global ecosystem of partners and ensuring the needs of of customers.

Tuszik has more than 25 years of leadership experience across Europe, as CEO of Computacenter in Germany and in other IT companies. For Tuszik it is a homecoming, as he successfully led Cisco Germany between 2013 and 2018.

His appointment comes as Cisco accelerates its efforts to securely connect technology, people, governments, and businesses around the world. As IT and eco-responsible priorities take hold, all industries are redefining their business models and supply chains to become more agile, resilient and sustainable. In his new role, Tuszik will help address these demands across the Cisco ecosystem, partners and customers, advancing significant digitalization and innovation across EMEA.

“I have had the privilege of working with the biggest organizations and the brightest minds around the world. And EMEA is by far the region with the most untapped opportunities. The potential, the capacity for innovation and the diversity of talent of their countries are unparalleled”, says Oliver Tuszik, President for EMEA at Cisco. “Technology is the most critical component to accelerate digitization and enable the industrial transformation of the region. From secure and sustainable infrastructures to transformative technologies in AI to powering the future of work, Cisco is literally at the heart of making it possible.”

“Oliver has made an incredible impact during his ten years at Cisco. He has repeatedly proven himself to be one of the company’s most inspiring leaders, and represents one of the strongest advocates for our customers and partners I’ve ever met. I can’t wait to see what our incredible team in the region will accomplish under his leadership,” said Jeff Sharritts, Executive Vice President and Director of Customers and Partners at Cisco, to whom Tuszik will report.

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