Nicki Sabapathy

Head of Human Resources, Cisco Canada

As head of Human Resources at Cisco Canada, Nicki Sabapathy plays a critical role in the company’s overall performance and culture, leading organizational strategy and promoting operational effectiveness. Her expertise includes leading change, talent management, strategic workforce planning, organizational development, leadership coaching and employee engagement.

Sabapathy is a champion for inclusion and diversity in the workplace and serves as a valued and strategic partner across Cisco’s Sales, Marketing and Engineering organizations. She passionately engages employees at all levels around Cisco’s award-winning ‘conscious culture,’ which focuses on the right behaviours and values to drive trust and foster an inclusive environment.

A Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), her passion for consulting, coaching and mentoring is evident in how she gives back to her community. Sabapathy is a teacher and volunteer with the Youth leadership Program at the Center for Leadership and Innovation, and is deeply committed to mentoring youth by helping them develop the critical leadership skills needed to thrive. At Cisco she is active on several Employee Resource Organizations – teams that engage, empower and transform Cisco employees both on a personal and a community level – including Women of Impact, Back to Business and Cisco Pride.

A proud mom of teenaged twin girls, Nicki and husband Bernard enjoy the outdoors, travelling & experiencing new places and cultures.