Irving Tan is Senior Vice President for Cisco Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). This group comprises five organisations operating across a diverse set of markets and countries: India and SAARC; ASEAN; Korea; Australia and New Zealand; and Japan.
In this role, he is responsible for developing Cisco's strategy, accelerating business growth, and ensuring Cisco APJ is the most trusted and relevant IT solutions partner and provider in the industry.
His leadership focus is on advancing a world-class customer experience and dynamic partner ecosystem; investing in innovation and strategic alliances across business and government; and managing an employee experience that emphasises people development to build leaders of tomorrow. Another key priority is helping organisations become digital enterprises and take advantage of the Internet of Everything to transform their business.
Prior to this role, Tan was Vice President of Cisco ASEAN and before that, the Country Manager for Cisco Singapore and Brunei. He has more than ten years leadership experience at Cisco in various roles in Enterprise Sales, Strategy, Planning and Operations, Managed Services, and Cisco's in-house consulting team, the Internet Business Solutions Group.
Before joining Cisco, Tan was a principal at A.T. Kearney, a management consultancy specialising in mergers and acquisition and merger integration in the IT and Communications industries. He has also worked at Hewlett-Packard, where he was business unit leader for its Communications and Media Solutions Group in Asia Pacific and Japan. He has been a consultant to governments around the region to help them identify ways to use information and communication technologies to support national transformation. He has also collaborated with Cisco partners in key industry segments such financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, and service providers.
Tan holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.