Senior Vice President, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS (MEAR)
Duncan Mitchell is responsible for Cisco's business in 84 countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, a multi-billion dollar operation. He is also a member of Cisco's Emerging Countries Council.
Mitchell has lived in the Middle East for the last six years and spends the majority of his time travelling and connecting with Cisco's customers, partners, and employees. In addition, he focuses on strategy as well as talent acquisition and development.
Mitchell also has a strong personal interest in Cisco's Corporate Social Responsibility programs, including the Networking Academy Program, which delivers ICT training to help improve career and educational outcomes for individuals in communities around the world.
Previously at Cisco, over a four year period, Mitchell ran Cisco's business in the Middle East, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Before that, he served as the UK & Ireland Managing Director for seven years, at that time the largest country operation outside North America, and was previously responsible for Cisco's Service Provider business across a number of European markets. He joined Cisco in 1996.