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Stella Low 

Chief Communications Officer 
Cisco 
US

 

 

 Stella Low joined Cisco last year, taking the helm of the a comms function that had undergone a string of changes and departures, including her predecessor, Oliver Roll.

Low, who is on CEO Chuck Robbins’ executive leadership team, joined Cisco nearly five months after she stepped down from Dell after leading that company’s global communications for more than two years. Before becoming Dell's global communications SVP, she led global communications for EMC (now Dell EMC) for nearly four years, a period that included its $67 billion sale to Dell, the largest tech deal in history at the time.

Low joined Cisco on the heels of the company switching up its PR agency partnerships, most notably consolidating its core global PR business with FleishmanHillard, which was part of the company’s larger goal of making communications more efficient, potentially by adopting a more integrated approach. Welcoming her onboard, Robbins lauded Low “not only because of her breadth of expertise in technology communications, but also for her passion for great storytelling, building strong communities and her inclusive, solutions-oriented approach.”