Harish Krishnan

Managing Director &
Chief Policy Officer
Cisco India & SAARC

Harish leads Cisco’s strategic engagement with National and State Governments of India on wide range of public policy matters that concern Cisco India - as an investor, globalization hub and business unit stakeholder and a corporate citizen.

Harish is part of the Senior Leadership Team and Operations Board of Cisco India and oversees transformational projects and strategic matters on a 3-5 year horizon.

An industry veteran of over 25 years, Harish actively participates in public policy forums in India and is a Member of CII National Committee on Communications and Information Technology and the Chair of US India Strategic Partnership Forum digital task force, Vice President of the Manufacturing Association of Information Technology, Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility committee of American Chamber of Commerce in India.

Harish is also the former President and co-founder of Public Affairs Forum of India. He comes with a long experience of providing leadership focus to company policy engagement with the Government of India on Innovation, Global Resourcing & HR issues.

In the past, Harish has been closely associated with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – India’s Premier Industry organization, in a variety of roles on policy issues affecting the IT & BPO industry.