Piotr Pluta

0a1feb0Piotr has started his career in Cisco twelve years ago by joining European leadership team in CEE region, which was just created to accelerate business growth. Since 2012 he has been leading Cisco Corporate Affairs in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia with broad responsibility for Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in the region. Cisco CSR includes pillars like Governance and Ethics, Supply Chain, Social and Environmental corporate impact. Education, Healthcare, Economy Development are key areas of Cisco CSR impact in EMEAR. Piotr is a board member of E-Skills Association and Academy Cube gGmbH, the NGO co-founded by Cisco. The mission of Academy Cube is promotion of ICT Education and fighting youth unemployment.
Between 2008 and 2012 Piotr has been leading Public Sector Business Development Practice in Central Europe, Emerging Markets, EMEA and Global Public Sector. Within those years Public Sector department have reached new level of cooperation with Central Government organizations and Government Enterprises. Business Development, Marketing, Government Informatization, E-Society Development, Transformation of Healthcare and Education are main areas of Piotr’s competence and experience. He has lead Cisco’s Sales Organisation and close cooperation with governments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia ( Prime Ministers of Estonia and Lithuania have visited Cisco in San Jose to discuss transformation of their countries ) during his assignment as Cisco General Manager in Baltic States region in 2005-2008. In his early years in Cisco, as member of CEE Management Team he has contributed to building of leadership team and designing and implementing organization investment model.

Before Cisco Piotr has built his experience in different leadership roles. In Ford Motor Company he has been in the role of Sales Director of Polish Operations and has lead HR in CEE. His spent first years of career in Coca-Cola and Eli Lilly where he was gaining international experience. He was in management roles in four different industries – pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automotive and high-tech. Building and leading high performance teams, developing managers and leaders and investment organizations, developing and implementing policies and infrastructure are his areas of competence.
This experience is his strong asset and helps building relationships with Governments, NGOs and industry.

Piotr is Harvard University Alumni concluding Innovation for Economic Development program, and Stanford University – Leading Growth – Executives Education, and has graduated as Medical Doctor in Poland. This background enables his to be trusted advisor to governments and enterprises leaders which is his passion.

Piotr lives and works from Switzerland, his hobbies are travel, mainly enjoying Tuscany, skiing, running and music. He always tries to achieve good work-private life balance and spend as much time as possible with family – wife, daughter and son.