Stella Low
Stella Low

Cisco Systems has hired Stella Low, who was senior VP & global communications head at Dell Technologies following its acquisition of EMC, as its CCO.

CEO Chuck Robbins wrote a blog to welcome Low to his executive leader team, "given the strategic importance of communications in this digital age and our belief in transparency, how and when we share our story will be a key factor in our future, the success of our customers, and the impact we will have around the world."

He's excited about hiring Low due to "her passion for great storytelling, building strong communities and her inclusive, solutions-oriented approach. She knows that the best teams are diverse teams that come together to drive business results and success for our people."

Low joined Dell following its $67B 2016 acquisition of EMC, where she was VP-global communications director after serving as EMEA communications & PR director. She joined EMC from the EMEA PR group at Unisys in 2010.

UK native Low will relocate from Boston to Cisco's headquarters in San Jose.