SAN JOSE, Calif. - January 10, 2001 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the appointment of Carly Fiorina, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company to its board of directors. Fiorina was elected by the Board on January 9, 2001. The election raises the number of Cisco board members to 13.
"Carly is one of America's dynamic new business leaders. During the last year and a half she has spearheaded a major transformation at HP and is establishing a new leadership model for big companies. Her background and experience in managing large corporate environments will be extremely valuable as Cisco continues to grow," said John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco.
Members of the Cisco board include Carol Bartz, chairman and CEO of Autodesk, Inc.; Larry Carter, chief financial officer of Cisco Systems; John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco; Mary Cirillo, chairman and CEO of OPCENTER; James F. Gibbons, professor of electrical engineering and special counsel for industrial relations at Stanford University; Edward R. Kozel, managing director at Open Range Ventures; James C. Morgan, chairman and CEO of Applied Materials, Inc; John Morgridge, chairmen of the board, Cisco; Arun Sarin, chief executive officer, InfoSpace; Donald Valentine, general partner of Sequoia Capital; Steven M. West, president and CEO of Entera, Inc, and Jerry Yang, Chief Yahoo! of Yahoo, Inc.