Sarin makes return to Cisco's board

Cisco announced on Wednesday that they have reappointed Arun Sarin, Vodafone's former CEO, to its Board of Directors. Previously, Sarin served on Cisco's board from 1998 to 2003, when he became Vodafone's CEO. He retired from Vodafone last July.

As reported on Light Reading, Sarin's tenure as Vodafone's CEO may have been successful, but his initiatives weren't always met with open arms. In addition to shedding assets in established markets in favor of expanding its presence in undeveloped markets, Sarin retained its stake in Verizon Wireless.

Sarin joins a 13-member board that also includes an all-star cast of telecom industry heavyweights, including Cisco CEO John Chambers, former MCI CEO Michael Capellas, and former FCC chairman Michael Powell.

For more:
- see the Cisco release here
- here's Light Reading's take

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