Yvon Le Roux
Independent Management Consultant/Advisor
Yvon Le Roux is currently an Independent Management Consultant/Advisor.
Previously he was part of Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development, (TRIAD) leadership team as Vice President of the global cyber security initiative in November 2011. In this capacity, Le Roux was driving a unified products and services strategy for the cyber security business and establishing Cisco’s cyber presence.
Le Roux is a cyber security thought leader responsible for interfacing with governments and private leaders. He additionally served as Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for major accounts worldwide, including European Institutions (e.g., European Commission and European Parliament), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Australian Department of Human Services, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour.
Prior to joining Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development (TRIAD), Le Roux led the Smart+Connected Communities initiative as Vice President of the Global Public Sector organization. This initiative is part of Cisco’s overall approach to making IP-based solutions akin to a fourth utility service for integrated city management.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Cisco’s Africa Levant region in Emerging Markets from 2008 to 2011. The region included Levant, Egypt, and all of Africa (including North Africa and South Africa).
Prior to joining emerging markets in 2008, Le Roux was Vice President, Public Sector for Cisco’s European Markets starting in 2003 where he successfully developed and led the strategy, sales and marketing programs with strong focus on government, healthcare, education and defense markets. Le Roux joined Cisco in 1996 as Vice President for EMEA South, which included France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Africa. Prior to joining Cisco, he held a number of senior positions at IT companies, spanning several territories.
Le Roux is an Executive Fellow at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Center for Digital Strategies. He is also a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, and in his various capacities, he was a speaker at several WEF regional forums. Le Roux holds dual nationality, British and French. A native French and English speaker, he is also fluent in Italian. He has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, France and Italy; he is now based in Paris.