Christine Bastian

Senior Vice President, Engineering Human Resources, Cisco Systems
Building a Workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Christine Bastian is a visionary leader who brings strong thought leadership and experience to transformational business engagements across numerous technologies. She is known for her expertise in organizational design, leadership development, and consulting. Throughout her 20+ year career in human resources, she has consistently driven high performance among teams across a multitude of large organizations.

 Currently, she is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, and is the HR leader for the 28,000-person Engineering Organization. Bastian directly supports the Executive Vice President and his senior leadership team. In her role, she is responsible for all HR business consulting, partnering, and service delivery.

Since joining Cisco, Bastian has served as the HR partner for the Advanced Services, Finance, and Emerging Business Organizations. She successfully partnered with her clients on a wide range of complex organizational business opportunities including early business incubation, acquisition integration, strategic planning and visioning, organization structure, and portfolio alignment. Prior to Cisco, Bastian was Senior HR Partner at Genentech and Agilent Technologies where she supported multiple departments such as: finance, tax, treasury, investor relations, corporate communications, workplace services, and trade.

Bastian completed her Bachelor of Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. When she is not at work, she can be found spending time with her family, camping in the nearby mountains, cooking up a fresh meal, or sailing the Pacific.