Liz Centoni

Palo Alto. Supervisory Board Mercedes-Benz Group AG – Shareholder Representative. Member of the Legal Affairs Committee. Chief Strategy Officer and GM, Applications Cisco, Inc.

Elected until: 2025. First elected: 2021. Nationality: US American.
Liz Centoni.

Liz Centoni was born in Mumbai in 1964. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Mumbai and a M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.

Her career at Cisco comprised different roles. She was Vice President of Engineering Strategy and Portfolio Planning, and was for over ten years engaged in multiple engineering roles leading global teams building software and central engineering services. Liz Centoni spent two years as Vice President and General Manager of the Service Provider Access Group where she led strategy, marketing direction and engineering efforts to grow Cisco's portfolio of Carrier Ethernet Access solutions. She spent five years as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Cloud, Compute, and Internet of Things (IoT) business where she drove the business and engineering strategy for the global portfolio.

As Chief Strategy Officer and GM of Applications at Cisco, Liz Centoni is responsible for Strategy, Emerging Technology and Incubation, and Cisco’s portfolio of application solutions. She is a voting member for Cisco Investments Group which directs company’s efforts with startups and the global venture community.

Liz Centoni is a member of the following further legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:

  • Mercedes-Benz AG (group mandate)
  • Ingersoll Rand Inc.

Liz Centoni is the Cisco Global Executive Sponsor for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Tech Interactive.