Monique Meche is director, Government Affairs, European and Emerging markets for Cisco. She drives the company's public policy agenda across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Monique joined Cisco in June 2004 after 12 years of work in business development, government relations and sales and marketing for the ICT industry in Europe, the United States and Japan. She spent nine of those years at Intel Corporation in various senior management roles, most recently as director of product marketing in Tokyo, Japan. In 1995, Monique opened Intel's government affairs office in Brussels, Belgium, and was recognized as a leader on a range of policy issues including telecommunications, Internet commerce, copyright and trade. She was responsible for investments in wireless applications and technology for Intel Capital from 2000-2003.
Monique began her career in Brussels as a telecommunications and international trade consultant, advising new entrants in the telecommunications market in Europe. She also founded the European Multimedia Forum to advise and secure funding for content-related start-up companies in 1993.
Monique holds a B.A. in economics from Tulane University (New Orleans) and holds graduate degrees from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the College of Europe (Bruges). In a personal capacity, Monique has lived and worked in numerous European countries over the past 15 years and speaks English, French, German and Japanese.