SINGAPORE, November 20, 2021 – Networking giant Cisco has appointed Singapore-based Bee Kheng Tay as their new President for its ASEAN business. She took over the reins of the regional team from Naveen Menon who has been promoted to the global team at Cisco’s Strategic Execution Office.
Before taking over this new role, Bee Kheng was Managing Director of Renewals, Asia Pacific, Japan and China for the company. She has been driving Cisco’s profitable double-digit growth and leading its go-to-market operations across 10 countries in the region. Under her leadership, the subscription revenue from software and services was 53% of Cisco’s overall global business in FY21, making Cisco one of the largest software companies globally.
After the announcement, Bee Kheng said, “ASEAN’s digital economy holds great potential in today’s digital, cloud-first world. The challenges of the past two years have placed organizations of all sizes at a pivotal point. Now more than ever, businesses’ priorities are centered around business agility, hybrid work and pivoting to cloud, software and services. These are underpinned with seamless customer experience and end-to-end cybersecurity.” She added that Cisco is at the forefront of innovations and solutions that enable our customers and partners to navigate these shifts, unlock new growth opportunities and power an inclusive recovery in the post-pandemic hybrid everything environment.
President for Asia Pacific, Japan and China for the company Dave West said, “We are delighted to welcome Bee Kheng to our regional leadership team at this exciting time as we continue to see strong, sustained customer demand in ASEAN. As we continue to serve the needs of our customers across the region, Bee Kheng’s extensive track record as a proven leader in the ICT industry, along with her vast expertise in technology and business transformation, will bring immense value to the success of our teams, customers and partners.”
All praise for great leadership and support given by Naveen to all teams across the region, he was confident Bee Kheng would continue to build on the great momentum across all areas of the business and scale the company to greater heights in the coming years.
Bee Kheng has worked in the enterprise technology sector for more than two decades. She has led the Singapore and Brunei businesses for Cisco for three years. She spearheaded several key initiatives, including the establishment of the Cisco Singapore Co-Innovation Center and the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, supported by a partnership with Singapore’s Economic Development Board. She has also held several leadership roles in global hardware giant Hewlett Packard.