Agostino Santoni is the Vice President of Cisco Southern, Central, Balkans Europe and Israel*. He took the role in November 2020. Agostino brings a wealth of experience from 25 years in the Italian IT industry, managing P&L operations across several technology markets.
Previously, Agostino covered the role of General Manager of Cisco Italy from the end of 2012 until March 2021. He joined Cisco from SAP, where he was Italy Managing Director from 2009 to 2012. He started his professional career in Compaq Computer where, following the merger with HP, he held roles of increasing responsibility for the Italian branch of HP and for the parent company up to the position of Vice President & Enterprise Sales Director of HP Italy. On top of his Cisco position, Agostino was also President of Assinform (the Italian Association for the Information Technology) from 2014 to 2017.
Building inclusive and innovative environments in which individuals and teams feel engaged and can thrive is a key quality that characterizes Agostino’s leadership style in the large teams he has led.
He currently also holds these positions:
– Vice President of Confindustria with responsibility for Digital, Confindustria is the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy.
– Member on the Board of Trustees of the Cisco Foundation