Executive Board

Chris Gow

Member of the Board - Cisco

Chris Gow is Senior Director for EU Public Policy and Head of the Brussels Office for Cisco’s Government Affairs team, responsible for engagements with the EU institutions. 

Having joined Cisco in 2008, he oversees all of Cisco’s EU public policy positions and advocacy. He is currently deeply engaged in security, digital sovereignty, cloud, AI and data issues in region and globally. Chris has held multiple industry leadership roles. He is currently a Member of the Board of the European Internet Forum (EIF) and has previously served on the Executive Board of DIGITALEUROPE and as the Chair of DIGITALEUROPE’s Privacy and Security Group.   

Prior to Cisco, he was responsible for campaign strategies and digital economy policy work at EICTA (now DIGITALEUROPE). He has been in Brussels since 2003, initially as an Assistant to a Member of the European Parliament, working on internal market and legal affairs issues. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.  

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