38; vice president, Worldwide Services Strategy and Innovation, Cisco Systems; advisory board member for the Adruta Children’s home in Bhubaneswar, India, an organization that supports more than 400 orphans
Best advice you’ve been given? In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Professor Dumbledore said, “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” I have found humility about abilities, gratitude for life, and thoughtfulness in choices work well.
Role model? Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, for his clear system-level thinking on complex issues, from economic markets to how to measure your life.