Marcella O'Shea

Regional Manager - APJ

Corporate Affairs

Marcella O’Shea is Corporate Affairs Regional Manager for APJ. Corporate Affairs leverages Cisco’s technology and unique expertise to develop innovative solutions to address social concerns across the region, with a strategic focus on building human capital in critical ICT & 21st century skills; fostering economic empowerment through a focus on workforce development, digital inclusion and Technopreneurship; and enabling communities by leveraging the Network for community connectivity, education, and access to opportunity. Marcella has worked in the IT Education field for the past 15 years. Before her current role, Marcella was responsible for the North Asia Region for the Social Innovation Group, and the Alumni Program Manager, Asia Pacific, for the Cisco Networking Academy Program, the cornerstone of Cisco’s Education and Corporate Responsibility. This educational initiative is offered through partnerships in 180 countries, reaching more than 2M+ students each year. In the Asia Pacific region, the program is operational in 30 countries, educating more than 670,000 students each year and is the largest e-learning program of its kind in the world.


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Through Cisco Networking Academy's partnership with the NIIT Foundation, underserved communities in India can participate in growth opportunities.

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The India Virtual Internship Program (VIP) provided 20,000 online internships opportunities in cybersecurity through Cisco Networking Academy.