Christine Bastian

Vice President, Engineering Human Resources @ Cisco Systems

Christine Bastian is a Human Resources Vice-President with Cisco Systems headquartered in San Jose, California.  With more than twenty years of HR experience, Christine is the HR Leader for the 28,000-person Engineering Organization, supporting the Executive Vice President, David Goeckeler.  Christine is responsible for all HR business consulting, partnering and service delivery for the function.  Christine 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, consulting and for driving high performance teaming across large organizations. In her addition to her role Christine is the Executive Sponsor for the Connected Women, Employee Resource Organization and Co-Executive, Cisco Sponsor for the Grace Hopper Conference.

Since joining Cisco, Christine 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, Christine was Senior HR Partner at Genentech and Agilent Technologies where she supported multiple organizations such as Finance, Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Workplace Services and Trade. Christine earned her bachelor’s of science degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Christine enjoys spending time with her family, camping, sailing and cooking.