Pratima Aiyagari joined Cisco Corporate Development in 2011 and is responsible for investments and acquisitions across all Cisco verticals within the EMEA region with a specific focus on Western and Northern Europe. In this role, she also serves as Cisco’s board observer on several portfolio companies. Prior to her current role, she has over a decade of experience in multiple roles as a Cisco engineer in the US (in the areas of network management, access routing and advanced services), sell-side equity research in Europe covering the TMT sector (at Société Générale) and corporate business development in a financial risk management start-up in London (at PensionsFirst).
Pratima received her MBA from INSEAD in France and an MS in Computer Science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US. Pratima is a co-author of a US patent in the area of network device clusters and high availability.