Cisco appoints new PH managing director

Cisco PH MD Zaza Nicart

Tech leader Cisco Philippines announced the appointment of Managing Director Zaza Soriano Nicart to bolster the company’s plans to champion inclusive recovery in today’s hybrid, cloud and digital-first world for 2022 and beyond.

Nicart will be responsible for driving business growth and overseeing all operations across the Philippine market.

She succeeds Karrie Ilagan, who has taken on a regional role to lead Cisco Meraki across APJC.

“Businesses across the Philippines are relying on technology more than ever," said the new Managing Director.

"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. 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," she elaborated

More importantly, technology will enable an inclusive recovery by bringing these opportunities to underserved communities across the region, Nicart stressed. "At Cisco, we are committed to contribute toward powering an inclusive future for all."

At the core of inclusive recovery is the networks and infrastructure on which the world runs.

Business priorities are centered around agility, hybrid work and pivoting to cloud, software and services.

These are underpinned with seamless customer experience and end-to-end cybersecurity.

Cisco’s commitment to driving progress for the Philippines is guided by its digital acceleration program “UGNAYAN 2030”, which centers on connectivity, collaboration, and cybersecurity as the pillars for business resilience.

With Nicart at the helm, Cisco aims to help local organizations of all sizes navigate the hybrid environment to unlock new growth opportunities, power an inclusive recovery and promote equal opportunities for underserved populations to bridge the digital divide.

Nicart, an industry veteran for almost 30 years, led the Service Provider business for Cisco in the Philippines and was responsible for delivering significant year on year growth.

She also spearheaded the largest Cisco project in the ASEAN region, where the team built a nationwide transport network transformation strategy, aligned with the digitization plan of the Philippines.

"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," according to Bee Kheng Tay, President, Cisco ASEAN.

“The essence of what we do is the desire to connect the unconnected, and lead them towards a future that is inclusive— one where everyone wins,” Nicart concluded.