General Manager, Emerging Africa

Anthony R. Vonsée

Anthony R. Vonsée, joined Cisco Systems, Inc. six years ago and has been the General Manager since August 1st 2005.

Mr. Vonsée has more then 20 years of experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry with a strong background in Enterprise, Service Provider, Government and Advanced Technologies (Nouvelles Technologies).

As Managing Director of Africa, he has consistently and successfully grown Cisco's business in Emerging Africa and established operations and offices in 4 regions with an emphasis on creating a culture that builds partnerships with local governments and private sector customers.

Under his tenure, Cisco Systems has significantly increased investments in Africa to better service Cisco's customers. Cisco Emerging Africa has opened regional head offices in Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Yaoundé and is planning to open an office in Dakar shortly.

Prior to joining Cisco Mr. Vonsée was Director at AT&T for Europe, the Middle East and Africa where he successfully established an AT&T Global Network Management Centre and where he also was responsible for AT&T Voice & Data Network Services sales to Multi-National Companies.

Other positions Mr. Vonsée held were:

KPN-Telecom of the Netherlands: Director for the Services Integration Business Unit. Digital Equipment Corporation: IT&T manager for Scandinavia and Netherlands Coopers & Lybrand : Management Consultant.