Tae Yoo

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Cisco

July 20, 2010
Tae Yoo is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Cisco. Ms. Yoo drives Cisco's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs through public-private partnerships that use technology to create positive, sustainable change in economic and workforce development, education, healthcare, and critical human needs. As the steward of Cisco's CSR vision, she directs Cisco's business, technical, and financial assets to make a positive impact for people and communities around the world. She has been with Cisco for more than 20 years.

Ms. Yoo has built an effective CSR program that is helping people thrive in the new, technology-driven economy. Under her leadership, the Cisco Networking Academy program has become one of the largest ICT education programs in the world, helping 1.2 million people get jobs between 2005 and 2013. Ms. Yoo envisions a world where everyone will be able to participate and succeed in the global economy. She writes and speaks often about the need for better broadband access in developing countries, for education programs that lead to jobs, and for women to have easier access to education. She also spearheaded Cisco’s involvement in the new Service Year program. This initiative will give 1 million young Americans each year the opportunity to gain valuable career skills while supporting nonprofits, schools, or other community-oriented organizations.

Previously at Cisco, Ms. Yoo was influential in creating new markets for the company by co-founding the Business Development group, where she was responsible for growing partnerships with other technology companies for joint product and market development. She is a trustee of the Cisco Foundation, sits on the board of Business for Social Responsibility, and is a past co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education Systems. Ms. Yoo holds a degree in Communications from Virginia Tech.