Chairman of Cisco Greater China, Co-Chairman of Cisco China Board
Owen Chan is Cisco Corporate Senior Vice President and Chairman of 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 aligning Cisco's overall business strategy with China’s national agenda. His role as Co-Chairman of Cisco China Board leads in advising and informing Cisco’s executive leadership team on China’s strategy, digital transformation opportunities and strategic partnership formations.
Chan is a keen advocate in developing and maintaining relationships with the Chinese government at all levels, reputed for accelerating country digitization and implementing Smart City related initiatives.
During his tenure as CEO of Cisco Greater China, Chan played a pivotal role in establishing a thriving business for Cisco in the region, expanding Cisco's footprint with transformational business model while building a strong foundation for growth in the traditional business. Prior to this role, Chan has served as President of Asia Pacific Operations, Vice President Asia Operations, and Vice President North Asia Operations. Under his leadership, the region has been one of Cisco's most consistent and fastest growing regions, exceeded revenue targets every year. 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 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).