President, IT and CIO - APJ&C
Chief of Strategy, Planning & Operations,
VC Gopalratnam (Gopal) is Cisco’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Asia Pacific Japan and China region and President of Information Technology. He is also the leader for Global IT Services, guiding the vision and strategy for key IT enablers across the organization. In addition, he serves as Chief of Strategy, Planning, and Operations for Cisco India, managing infrastructure development and operations, university relations, and company priorities of inclusion and diversity and corporate social responsibility.
A core member of Cisco’s executive leadership team in India and the region, Gopal has worked in the technology industry for more than 25 years with leading multinational corporations. He serves on the Board of the Cisco Foundation and leads the India Civic Council Board.
Before joining Cisco in 2007, Gopal was the business leader of the Global Analytics practice at General Electric Capital International Services. Prior to that role, he led GE’s Global e-Engineering/Collaborative Engineering practice.
Gopal holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Chennai, India, Master of Science degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Environmental Risk Studies, and an MBA in MIS/finance.