Senior Vice President, Software, Enterprise Networking Group
Ravi Chandrasekaran (Chandra) is Senior Vice President of Software for the Enterprise Networking Group at Cisco. He is responsible for the development of systems architecture and software across Cisco's enterprise routing, switching, mobility (wireless LAN), and services portfolios.
Previously, Chandra was Vice President and General Manager of the Services Routing Group, responsible for the delivery of Cisco's flagship WAN edge router series (ISR, ASR, and CSR), as well as WAN optimization platforms.
From 2005 to 2010, Chandra was Cofounder and Vice President of Products at Apigee, which provides API technology and services for the enterprise and developers. There he led the definition and delivery of the ServiceNet API gateway products, which provide visibility and control for APIs on a massive scale. From 1999 through 2005, Chandra was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Redback Networks, responsible for research and development, where he also architected the software for the SmartEdge Service Gateway.
Chandra began his career at Cisco in 1993, where he developed a portion of the Cisco BGP and MPLS forwarding protocols; helped develop the means to interconnect networks via MPLS, creating MPLS VPNs; and coauthored six Request for Comments documents.
Chandra holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Anna University. He also holds a master's degree in communications engineering from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
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