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Padmasree Warrior served as chief development officer of NIO Inc. and CEO of NIO USA Inc. until December 2018.
From 2008 to 2012, Warrior was chief technology officer and co-led the engineering organization at Cisco Systems. She served as chief technology and strategy officer for Cisco through May 2015, and then strategic advisor through September 2015. Before Cisco, Warrior served in various executive roles at Motorola Inc., a mobile device and telecommunications company, most recently as executive vice president and chief technology officer from 2003 to 2007.
Warrior holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and an M.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Spotify Technology S.A.
Warrior joined the Microsoft board as an independent director in December 2015.