Annella Heytens

Vice President Human Resources
Cisco

Annella Heytens has over 20 years of experience in human resources, business management, financial analysis, and compensation and benefits.

As part of the APJC Senior Leadership Team, she provides the overall vision for people strategies and solutions that support business strategies and objectives. She drives organisational performance and business results by optimising the capabilities of the workforce, while maintaining a high level of employee engagement across the region.

Prior to joining Cisco, Annella held several leadership roles including Global Head of Research and Innovation Development, and International Practice Leader at consulting firm, Watson Wyatt (now known as Willis Towers Watson or “WTW”), based in various offices across the United States, Southeast Asia and China. Before WTW, Annella worked in finance and Information Technology roles based in Washington, DC in the United States.