Martin Lund Joins Cisco as EVP of Common Hardware Group

Cisco has announced the appointment of Martin Lund as the new Executive Vice President of Common Hardware Group at Cisco, marking a significant addition to the company’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
Cisco LiveCisco’s Common Hardware Group is responsible for delivering a range of essential components, including silicon, hardware systems, and optics, catering to Cisco’s diverse portfolio encompassing switching, routing, optical, cable access, and IoT solutions, as well as providing components and white boxes directly to customers.

Prior to his tenure at Cisco, Martin Lund served as the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Azure for Operators, where he spearheaded the delivery of Azure-based solutions tailored for public and private 5G, packet core, voice, and AI operations.

His leadership journey includes a stint as Chief Executive Officer of Metaswitch Networks, a prominent cloud-native communications software company acquired by Microsoft.

Notably, Martin Lund spent 12 years at Broadcom, playing a pivotal role in establishing the Network Switching brand and expanding the business to exceed $1 billion in revenue.

His extensive career also boasts leadership roles at renowned firms like Cadence Design Systems and Intel.

Martin Lund’s expertise in defining strategy, leading global teams, and driving growth, coupled with his profound background in networking and AI technologies, positions him as the ideal candidate to steer Cisco’s Common Hardware Group towards further success.

In tandem with Martin Lund’s appointment, Eyal Dagan, who has helmed Cisco’s Common Hardware Group since 2020, is transitioning to a crucial new role within the company. As the newly appointed Executive Vice President of Strategic Projects, Dagan will focus on spearheading critical initiatives necessitating profound technical acumen, aiming to uphold Cisco’s reputation for innovation and leadership within the technology industry.

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