Illumina Appoints Paula Dowdy Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced that it has appointed
Paula Dowdy to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) commercial
team as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Paula was previously
Senior Vice President for Cloud, Software, and Managed Services at Cisco.

“We are truly excited for Paula to lead our EMEA commercial operations
team,” said Christian Henry, Executive Vice President for Commercial
Operations. “Paula brings a proven track record of leadership, insight
and execution, and her passion for delivering customer success will
serve the EMEA region exceptionally well. Additionally, this hire
supports our strategy to bring in expertise from large-scale companies
to complement our leadership team.”

Paula joined Cisco 20 years ago and has spent the majority of her career
in Europe. She has held numerous senior positions leading Cisco product
and services groups for virtually all customer segments. In her most
recent role, Paula led Cisco’s go-to-market team for Cloud, Software,
and Managed Services where she drove the incubation of innovative new

Paula holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of
Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Paula will
officially join Illumina August 1, 2016.

About Illumina

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research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are used for
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Rebecca Chambers