Rajiv Menon

Sr. Director

As Head of Acquisitions and Investments across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) at Cisco, Rajiv leads an experienced team active in a variety of areas including Security, 5G, Collaboration Technologies and Future of Work, DevSecOps, Network Orchestration and Automation, Data Centre, Cloud amongst other Enterprise Technologies. In terms of Investments, Cisco continues to be active in the APJ region and to add to its portfolio with ~ 25 direct investments plus 6 LP positions as on date. On the Acquisitions front, Rajiv and his team are responsible for originating and executing M&A opportunities and Joint Venture partnerships across Asia-Pacific & Japan.

Rajiv has over 26 years of experience in M&A, Venture Investing, Lending (Venture & Traditional), Project Finance and Credit Structuring. Prior to joining Cisco, he co-founded Captive Finance Corporation that was acquired by the Dutch-Belgian, Fortis Bank.

Originally from New Delhi, he began his corporate finance career with the Tata Group after receiving his Masters in Finance from the University of Delhi. Rajiv resides in Singapore with his family and is an avid Polo player.



Chiratae Ventures
Near Pte Ltd
Secure Code Warrior
Stellaris Venture Partners


  • Asia Pacific