Speaker profile


  • Mr Piotr Pluta
    Senior Manager Corporate Affairs - EMEAR


Piotr has started his career in Cisco ten years ago by joining European leadership team in CEE  region, which was just created to accelerate business growth. Since 2012 he has been leading Cisco Corporate Affairs in Europe with broad responsibility for Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Programs in Europe. Cisco CSR includes pillars like Governance and Ethics, Supply Chain, Social and Environmental corporate impact. Education, Healthcare, Economy Development are key areas of Cisco CSR impact in Europe. Between 2008 and 2012 he has been leading Public Sector Practice in Central Europe, Emerging Markets EMEA and Global Public Sector team as Local Government Manager. Within those years Public Sector department have reached new level of cooperation with Central Government organizations and Government Enterprises. Government Informatization, E-Society Development, Transformation of Healthcare and Education are main areas of Piotr’s competence and experience. He has lead Cisco’s Sales Organisation and close cooperation with governments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia ( Prime Ministers of Estonia and Lithuania have visited Cisco in San Jose to discuss transformation of their countries ) during his assignment as Cisco General Manager in Baltic States region in 2005-2008.  In his early years in Cisco, as member of CEE Management Team he has contributed to building of leadership team and designing and implementing organization investment model. 

Before Cisco Piotr has built his experience in different leadership roles. In Ford Motor Company he has been in the role of Sales Director of Polish Operations and has lead HR in CEE. His spent first years of career in Coca-Cola and Eli Lilly where he was gaining international experience. He was in management roles in four different industries – pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automotive and high-tech. Building and leading high performance teams, developing managers and leaders and investment organizations, developing and implementing policies and infrastructure are his areas of competence.

This experience is his strong asset and helps building relationships with Governments, NGOs and industry.

Piotr is Harvard University Alumni concluding Innovation for Economic Development program, and Stanford University - Leading Growth – Executives Education, and has graduated as Medical Doctor in Poland. This background enables his to be trusted advisor to governments and enterprises leaders which is his passion.

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