Industry veteran Zaza Nicart is the new managing director of Cisco Philippines succeeding Karrie Ilagan who is now the managing director at Cisco Meraki for Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China. Nicart has spent 15 years of her three decades in the IT industry with Cisco.
Prior to the appointment, Nicart led the Service Provider business for Cisco in the Philippines. She will assume office in February.
Robin Llamas, who took over the role as OIC, reverts to his role as regional manager for Partner Business Group.
At the media introduction, Nicart said Cisco Philippines will continue to aid organizations in their digital and technology requirements especially with more companies adapting to a hybrid work setup.
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“Over the past two years, technology has helped businesses across the country continue to serve their customers, and keep their employees connected, even as most people worked from home,” she said. “We believe that technology will play an even bigger role in the future. It will open new growth avenues for businesses and boost the post-pandemic economic recovery. More importantly, it will enable an inclusive recovery by bringing these opportunities to underserved communities across the region. “
Joining Cisco in 2006, Nicart held the position of account director for the Service Provider division. She worked her way up and became the regional manager for Global Service Provider.
Nicart held positions at Hewlett-Packard Philippines, Datacraft Communications Systems, Digital Equipment Filipinas, IBM Philippines, and CAD Excel Australia, Ltd.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (Software Technology) from De La Salle University and an Advanced Leadership Credentials (CORe Program) from Harvard Business School.
“I am delighted to have Zaza lead our operations in the Philippines,” said Bee Kheng Tay, president of Cisco ASEAN. “With decades of experience in the technology sector, she has in-depth knowledge of how businesses can leverage technology to address challenges and open growth opportunities. I am confident that her experience coupled with her leadership abilities will contribute tremendously to bolster digital innovation in the Philippines and bring immense value to the success of our teams, customers and partners.”
Nicart also said that they will continue UGNYAN 2030, Cisco Philippines’ digital acceleration program for different sectors in the country.