Sirisha Palepu

People & Communities
Cisco India & SAARC

Sirisha is the People & Communities (HR) leader for Cisco India & SAARC. She works with senior leaders and their leadership teams to build integrated Talent and People Strategies across the region.

Over the last 20 years, Sirisha has worked with MNCs across diverse industries, such as Technology, Sales, Banking, Financial & ITES, and with business groups across geographies such as India, the Middle East, ANZ, and Japan. This has helped her strengthen her expertise in Leadership Development, Organization and Culture building, Workforce Design & Planning, Talent Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Executive Coaching.

Sirisha also mentors and works with startups through Cisco LaunchPad. She leverages her experience to guide startup founders and organizations in exploring options regarding their people strategy.  

A champion for Diversity & Inclusion, Sirisha truly believes in the power of giving back to the community. She also works with non-profit organisations to create a positive impact in areas where it’s needed the most.