Chief Executive Officer, Greater China
As Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Greater China, Hera Siu is responsible for developing strategy and accelerating business growth for the region. Hera joined Cisco in November 2016 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). She was instrumental in making sure that the Greater China Sales organization had the appropriate operational controls, staffing structure, and technologies to support the planning and innovation needed to strengthen and grow our business in the region.
Hera possesses more than 30 years of management experience, with a profound understanding of outcome-based solutions and emerging business models. She has held senior leadership positions spearheading growth and transformation in international renowned companies such as Pearson, SAP, Nokia, Computer Associates and Pacific Century Cyberworks (PCCW) / Hongkong Telecom.
Hera spent eight years working in the United States with Northern Telecom and Sierra Pacific Power Company before returning to China. She possesses a strong background in international business and has an in-depth understanding of the challenges customers and partners face in the region's dynamic business environment.
Reputed for her professional leadership and a constant aspiration to inspire, Hera was selected as one of the Annual Leaders of the Chinese Information Industry (2011) and listed on the 50 Most Powerful Women, Fortune Global in the same year. She was also named as one of the 25 Most Influential Chinese Businesswomen by Fortune China in 2018.
Hera holds an MBA degree and a bachelor of science in finance degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She lives in Beijing with her husband and has two daughters. She has a discerning culinary palate and prides herself on being a foodie who enjoys cooking as her pastime.