Piotr Pluta

    Piotr started his career at Cisco ten years ago by joining the European leadership team in the CEE region, which had just been created to accelerate business growth. Since 2012 he has been leading Cisco Corporate Affairs in EMEAR with broad responsibility for Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in Europe. Cisco CSR includes pillars like Governance and Ethics, Supply Chain, Social and Environmental corporate impact. Education, Healthcare and Economy Development are key areas of Cisco CSR impact in Europe. Between 2008 and 2012 he has been leading the Public Sector Practice in Central Europe, Emerging Markets EMEA and the Global Public Sector team as Local Government Manager. Within those years, the Public Sector department has reached a new level of cooperation with Central Government organizations and Government Enterprises. Government Digitalization, E-Society Development, Transformation of Healthcare and Education are the main areas of Piotr’s competence and experience.

    During his assignment as Cisco General Manager in the Baltic States region from 2005-2008 he collaborated closely with the governments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (the Prime Ministers of Estonia and Lithuania have visited Cisco in San Jose to discuss the transformation of their countries). In his early years at Cisco, as a member of the CEE Management Team, he contributed to building a leadership team and to designing and implementing the organization’s investment model.
    Before joining Cisco, Piotr built his experience in different leadership roles. He worked as Sales Director of Polish Operations and lead HR in CEE at Ford Motor Company. He spent the first years of his career at Coca-Cola and Eli Lilly, where he gained international experience. He has experience in management roles in four different industries – pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automotive and high-tech. Building and leading high performance teams, empowering managers and leaders, and developing and implementing policies and infrastructures are his areas of competence. This experience is a strong asset and helps building relationships with Governments, NGOs and industry.
    Piotr is a Harvard University Alumni, concluding the Innovation for Economic Development program, and a Stanford University Alumni – Leading Growth – Executives Education. He graduated as a Medical Doctor in Poland. This background enables him to be a trusted advisor to governments and business leaders, which is his passion.
    Piotr lives and works in Switzerland. His hobbies are traveling, mainly enjoying Tuscany, skiing, running and music. He always tries to achieve a good work-life balance and spend as much time as possible with family – his wife, daughter and son.