Owen Chan is Chairman and CEO, Cisco Greater China. With more than 30 years of management experience in the Asia Pacific region and extensive knowledge of the Greater China market, Chan is responsible for developing and executing Cisco's overall business strategy in Greater China.
Immediately before this role, Chan was President and CEO of the Greater China Theater of Cisco. Prior to that, he was President of Asia Pacific Operations, becoming the most senior Chinese executive in the company. Under his leadership, the Asia Pacific region has been one of Cisco's most consistent and fastest growing regions. Chan is valued for building results-oriented and enthusiastic teams and inspiring the region's highly diverse team members to develop their knowledge and ideas.
Previously, he held the roles of Vice President, Asia Operations from 2002 to 2004 and Vice President, North Asia Operations from 2004 to 2005. During his tenure, Chan exceeded his revenue targets every year, led his regions to generate their highest sales revenue since the worldwide high-tech downturn of 2000, gained the highest-ever LAN market share for Cisco, and achieved the highest productivity growth rate in Cisco worldwide. Chan joined Cisco in 1999 as Vice President, responsible for the Cisco Services Group in Asia Pacific and Japan.
Prior to joining Cisco, Chan spent over 12 years with General Electric, where his last position was Vice President of Information Services, Asia Pacific and Japan Operations. He introduced e-commerce service to the China market, establishing GE as the market leader for a six-year period, and opening China's market to other GE services. He also initiated and grew five major GE joint ventures (with partners including NEC and ISI-Dentsu).