Cisco Blogs / Tunji Akintokun
Tunji is a Director at Cisco covering the mid-market customer and channel partnerships for Africa. Based in London he has held several leadership positions across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS during his 17 year career at the company covering the Commercial, SMB and Consumer customer segments in addition to the channel/partner organisation.
Most recently he held the position of Director of the Global Virtual Sales organization covering the Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS.
Passionate about diversity in the workplace and encouraging more diverse talent in pursuing careers in Science and Technology, Tunji sits on several boards and councils in the UK including the education charity Teach First, the women’s council of techUK, which represents over 900 companies, Grant Thornton (Vibrant Economy Commissioner) and Raise Tech (co-chair) a professional network for people of colour in the UK tech sector.
He is the founder of the award winning social enterprise “Your Future, Your Ambition” which aims to inspire, excite and engage diverse talent in pursuing careers in Science & Technology (STEM).
Tunji holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from London Southbank University and completed his executive education at both Wharton and Stanford Business schools.
His hobbies include supporting his local football team, Arsenal and travelling with his family.
Brazil beckons this summer as Tunji will proudly represent Cisco at the Rio 2016 Olympics as a Torchbearer.