Padmasree Warrior

Founder, president and CEO at FABLE

Padmasree Warrior is the Founder, President and CEO of Fable, a mobile-first company that
brings stories for everyone, anywhere. Previously, Padma was the Chief Executive Officer of
NIO U.S., Chief Development Officer and Board Member of NIO Inc., a manufacturer of
smart, electric and autonomous vehicles. In this role she scaled the company from start-up
to a successful IPO NYSE:NIO in 3 years.

Padmasree Warrior

About me

Prior to NIO, Warrior served as the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer (CTSO) for Cisco
until September 2015. In this capacity she was charged with aligning the company’s
technology and business strategy to business results. She was in charge of corporate
strategy, mergers, acquisitions, venture investments, and strategic partnerships. Previous to
that, she was the SVP and GM for Cisco Enterprise segment and co-led Cisco’s worldwide
engineering organization. Prior Cisco, she was EVP and CTO at Motorola. Under her
leadership, Motorola was awarded the 2004 U.S. National Medal of Technology.
Padmasree Warrior has been widely recognized for her creative, visionary leadership. Forbes
has named her one of «The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women» for three years running. In
2013, The International Alliance for Women gave her the World of Difference Award. In
2012, Business Insider called her one of the «25 Most Influential Women in Wireless». The
Wall Street Journal has called her one of «50 Women to Watch.» Fast Company included
her among the «100 Most Creative People in Business.» The Economic Times listed her as
«the 11th Most Influential Global Indian.»
Warrior has served on government initiatives, industry advisory boards as well as charitable
and community organizations. She received the United States Pan Asian American Chamber
of Commerce’s Excellence Award and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Outstanding Woman
of Achievement Award. In 2007, she was inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame.
Warrior holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian
Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India and a Master of Science degree in Chemical
Engineering from Cornell University, New York, U.S