Senior Director, Strategic Planning & Business Operations at Cisco Services

George Akiki leads Strategic Planning for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility and in his last role led CSR for Middle East and Africa. He is also acting Program Director for the Partnership for Lebanon which goal is to establish Public Private Partnerships to build scalable, replicable, sustainable solutions to help the people of Lebanon find the path to long term stability and economic growth.

Akiki embarked on his CSR career in January 2007 and has experienced firsthand the human side of Cisco which has made him an avid believer in the power and importance of corporate social responsibility and Cisco’s culture of giving back. George had spent most of his 12-year career at Cisco in engineering management roles driving large scale cross-functional programs.

Prior to joining Cisco, Akiki served as director of program management at Ramp Networks preceded by engineering management roles at Nortel (Bay) Networks. He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Graduate electrical engineering degree from Ohio State University, and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

Akiki is a co-founder of LebNet, and is the current President.