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Jordi Botifoll

Senior Vice President, Cisco Americas &
President, Cisco LatAm

Jordi Botifoll is Cisco Systems’ President for the Latin America Theater (LatAm). In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategies to drive growth throughout the region.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Botifoll is known for his expertise in people management, business transformation, technology architectures, software and services. In his most recent position as Senior Vice President of Cisco’s EMEAR, South Theater, he was responsible for managing all business in France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel.

During his 15 years at Cisco, Mr. Botifoll has led or contributed to multiple international projects across market segments with an emphasis in country transformation assignments. He joined Cisco in 1999 as General Manager of Cisco’s Spanish subsidiary, and under his leadership the Spanish business grew by more than 100 percent during the first year. In 2000, Mr. Botifoll was awarded with the best EMEA General Manager Award and was promoted to Managing Director Iberia. After his promotion to VP for the Mediterranean Geography, this region became one of Cisco’s highest-growth areas in European Markets until 2008, leading Mr. Botifoll to be named the best EMEA VP of the Year.

Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Botifoll served as General Manager for the business market segment at Retevision, the second-largest Spanish service provider, as well as held leadership positions at Lotus Development Software, IBM and NCR. He has been recognized externally for his achievements, including being awarded in 2013 and 2014 by the Hispanic IT Executive Council as one of the “HITEC 50”—an impressive list of cross-industry leaders and visionaries working to inspire the next generation of IT leaders. Additionally, he was named Senior Vice President of the Year by Dintel in 2012, as well as awarded the prestigious Executive of the Year award from the Spanish government’s Telecommunications Professional Institute in 2005.

Mr. Botifoll earned an electronic engineering degree from the Escuela Superior de Telecomunicaciones and a Master’s degree in business administration. In 2002, he received a Master’s degree from the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at Stanford University.

Mr. Botifoll is Vice chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain, serves on the Board of Directors for AMETIC and is a member of the Cisco Board Team. Additionally, he is the executive sponsor for a variety of philanthropic projects, including Oxfam International – Darfur and MyTecC.

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