West will be the new president, whilst Tan will take over as chairman in APAC.
International tech company Cisco has appointed Dave West as president, and Irving Tan as chairman for its Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China business.
West will be taking over Miyuki Suzuki who has retired after four decades. West has been with Cisco for 20 years and held various leadership roles during that period. Most recently, he was the head of Cisco Japan, where he launched the Japan Country Digitization initiative, built important strategic alliances with key Japanese companies, and drove sustained growth in one of the most strategic markets in the region.
Currently based in Tokyo, West will relocate to Cisco's Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China headquarters in Singapore.
Meanwhile, Tan is moving back to Singapore after spending three years in the United States, where he was the executive vice president and chief of operations. Tan also held multiple leadership roles in Asia-Pacific, Japan, and Greater China.
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