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Francine Katsoudas

Francine KatsoudasFRANCINE KATSOUDAS is executive vice president and chief people, policy, & purpose officer at Cisco. In this role, she oversees critical functions that instill Cisco’s conscious culture, contribute to the company’s overall performance, and advance Cisco’s purpose to power an inclusive future for all. As head of the people, policy, & purpose organization, she leads an ecosystem comprised of people & communities, corporate affairs, workplace resources, and government affairs & country digital acceleration. A twenty-five year veteran of Cisco, Katsoudas has extensive experience leading organizational transformations, driving large scale growth, cultivating successful leaders and teams, and constructing an employee-first culture. She currently serves on the board of directors for Americares, Global Citizen, and ADP. Passionate about social justice, Katsoudas is an activist and advocate for a variety of causes close to her heart, particularly women’s leadership, homeless youth, and the Latino community. @cisco