Irving Tan, Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Western Digital Corporation, has been a director of the company since February 2020.
Mr. Tan has worked for Western Digital Corporation as the Executive Vice President of Global Operations since March 2022. He worked for Cisco from 2009 to February 2022. He served as Chairman, Asia-Pacific Japan & China from 2020 to February 2022. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Cisco’s operating strategy, targeting growth through productivity improvements and innovation across all core business functions. He also led Cisco’s transformation to an end-to-end digital company. Prior to that role, Mr. Tan held positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as the leader of Cisco Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ), leader of Cisco ASEAN, leader of Cisco Singapore and Brunei, and senior manager in both Enterprise Sales Operations and Managed Services. Before joining Cisco, Mr. Tan was a principal at A.T. Kearney, a management consultancy firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and merger integration in IT and communications. He also worked at Hewlett-Packard as business-unit leader for the APJ Communications and Media Solutions Group.
Mr. Tan is 52 years old and is a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.
The company is focused on accelerating its innovation efforts to enhance its track record of delivering top-quartile financial performance. Mr. Tan’s expertise in digitization and innovation is of tremendous value to supporting this strategy. Mr. Tan’s global perspective and deep knowledge of Asian markets and his expertise in operating strategy are a valuable resource to the Board and management.