Technology company Cisco Philippines announced on Friday the appointment of industry veteran Zaza Soriano-Nicart as its new managing director and leader, succeeding Karrie C. Ilagan, who was promoted to a regional role.

“Our customers, partners, and government agencies are looking at Cisco to drive an inclusive recovery, returning to work in a hybrid way that is safe… and productive no matter where you are,” Ms. Nicart said during a virtual media event on Friday.

“Businesses across the Philippines are relying on technology more than ever. Over the past two years technology has helped businesses across the country continue to serve their customers, and keep their employees connected, even as most people worked from home. We believe that technology will play an even bigger role in the future,” she added.

She also expects technology to open new growth avenues for businesses and boost the post-pandemic economic recovery.

“More importantly, it will enable an inclusive recovery by bringing these opportunities to underserved communities across the region.”

The company aims to help organizations of all sizes navigate the hybrid environment to unlock new growth opportunities, power an inclusive recovery and promote equal opportunities for underserved populations to bridge the digital divide, she also noted.

According to Cisco, Ms. Nicart has been on the frontlines of innovation for almost 30 years.

Prior to her appointment, she led Cisco’s service provider business in the Philippines. — Arjay L. Balinbin