The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #22

Reem Asaad

Title: Vice President, Middle East and Africa
Nationality: Egyptian
Company: Cisco
Sector: Technology

Asaad has over two decades of experience and currently oversees 2,500 employees and contractors at Cisco. The company’s global revenues hit $49.3 billion in the 2019/20 financial year, 26% of which came from the EMEA region. In 2019, Cisco enabled 538 universities and schools across the region to conduct distance learning via Webex. Over 370,000 students in MENA gained Cisco Networking Academy certifications in the 2019/20 financial year—a 27% increase.