Tae Yoo is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cisco. Ms. Yoo leads Cisco’s social investments and stewards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability across the business. She directs Cisco's business, technical, and financial assets to accelerate global problem solving to positively impact people, society, and the planet.
Corporate Affairs has committed to positively impact 1 billon people by 2025. Under Ms. Yoo's leadership, Corporate Affairs strives to inspire, connect, and invest in global problem solvers to nurture innovative solutions and catalyze an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports progress and inclusive growth. Corporate Affairs also invests in public-private partnerships to develop digital skills and create positive, sustainable change in education and workforce development. Under her leadership, the Cisco Networking Academy program has become one of the largest ICT education programs in the world, helping 1.6 million people get jobs since 2005.
Ms. Yoo envisions a world where everyone will be able to participate and succeed in the digital economy. She writes and speaks often about the need for better broadband access in developing countries, for education programs that lead to jobs, and for a new generation of young global problem solvers who leverage technology for social impact.
One of Cisco’s early employees, Ms. Yoo pioneered Business Development, responsible for establishing new markets through partnerships for joint product and market development.
She is a Trustee of the Cisco Foundation as well as a member of the Service Year Alliance Board, the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship, and the CSR Board.
Ms. Yoo holds a degree in Communications from Virginia Tech.