October 17, 2014
Cisco today announced the appointment of Bernadette Wightman as president of Cisco Canada. Wightman takes over from Nitin Kawale, who is leaving Cisco after 19 years with the company to join Rogers Communications as president of the company’s Enterprise Business Unit.
Kawale will be responsible for the delivery of the company’s enterprise business strategy and commercial plan covering small and medium business, enterprise and public sector customers. He will report to CEO Guy Laurence and be a member of the Executive team.
“Business customers in Canada are currently underserved and we’re going to change that,” said Lawrence. “We’re serious about helping businesses use technology to be more productive and efficient.”
Meanwhile, Wightman is a 15-year Cisco veteran who most recently served as the general manager for Cisco in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and the other Commonwealth of Independent State countries.
Her Cisco experience also includes various roles in the U.K. and Ireland including leading the Partner Organization and working with British Telecom.