Executive Biography

Chuck Robbins

Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Chuck Robbins is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco. He assumed the role of CEO on July 26, 2015 and was elected Chair of the Board on December 11, 2017.

As Chair and CEO, He is focused on helping companies, cities, and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect, secure, and automate their organizations for a digital-first world.

With over 20 years of experience at Cisco, Chuck has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, where he led the Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and helped drive and execute many of the company’s largest investment areas and strategy shifts; Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco’s largest geographic region; Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada; Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales; and Segment Vice President, U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry’s most powerful partner program.

Prior to joining Cisco, Chuck held management positions at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.

Mr. Robbins serves on the Board of Directors for BlackRock, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Business Roundtable, and is on the Board of Trustees for the Ford Foundation. He also serves as a member of The Business Council, the International Council for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and is Chairman Emeritus of the U.S.-Japan Business Council. Other past service includes board membership for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northern California and Advisory Board of Georgia Tech.

Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina.