VP Europe - Cisco Systems Spain
As VP of Mediterranean region, Jordi Botifoll is responsible for overseeing all of Cisco Systems operations in: Spain, Portugal, Malta, Cyprus, Greece and Israel.
Specifically, Botifoll's remit comprises overall leadership for the Mediterranean sales, marketing, systems engineering, support and strategic alliances throughout this region. He also brings to the senior leadership team his approach to customer intimacy, integrated country management and high touch engagement with customers and government officers.
Botifoll joined Cisco in 1999 as General Manager of Ciscos Spanish subsidiary. In this role the Spanish business grew more than 100% during his first year. Jordi epitomizes the concept of dual citizenship and has developed integrated country management models for Enterprise, Service Provider, Commercial and Public Sector in Spain and Portugal. In 2000, Botifoll became Managing Director of Cisco Spain & Portugal. On that same year, he received the Best European Manager Award from President and CEO, John Chambers.
Prior to joining Cisco Systems, Botifoll was General Manager of the Enterprise Division at Retevision, second largest Spanish service provider. His previous professional experience started at NCR where he held various executive roles. He also served as Chief Operating Officer in Lotus Development.
Jordi Botifoll has a MS degree in Electronics Engineering from the Escuela Superior de Telecomunicaciones, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. In 2002, Jordi Botifoll received a Masters Degree of Stanford Executive Program (SEP) from Stanford University, U.S.A.
In February 2008, the Spanish government Telecommunications Professional Institute awarded Jordi the prestigious award of "Engineer of the Year." Jordi Botifoll is Vice chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain, Board Director Member of AETIC and Member of the Cisco Board Team.
He is also the executive sponsor in multiple Philanthropic projects, some of them related to Oxfam International - Darfur and MyTecC.