The Cisco management team continues to shift as the company has confirmed a change to its service provider organization, while a report Monday said the engineering team is undergoing a major reorganization.
Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president of the service provider business, will be leaving, the company confirmed today. The timing of his departure has not been revealed. Yvette Kanouff will take his place and will run an expanded service provider group combining network functions virtualization (NFV), mobile networking, service provider cloud, and service provider video.
In the bigger picture, Cisco has begun reorganizing its engineering groups into four major units, Business Insider reported yesterday, citing a memo sent to Cisco employees. The new groups are networking, cloud, security, and applications and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Kanouff’s service provider business would apparently fall under “networking.” The leaders of the other three groups: David Goeckeler for security, Zorawar “Biri” Singh for cloud, and Rowan Trollope for applications/IoT.
Pankaj Patel still leads Cisco’s engineering group and is presumably overseeing the reorganization. Patel also happens to be leaving Cisco; he’s announced that he’ll be stepping down in the second half of the year.
Ahuja’s departure is the latest in a reshaping that’s unfolded in the eight months since Chuck Robbins took over as CEO. Most of the major departures and changes were announced last June, including those of Presidents Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore.