Chuck Robbins is the Chief Executive Officer of Cisco and a member of its Board of Directors. He assumed the role on July 26, 2015.
As CEO, Chuck is focused on helping companies, cities and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect everything and everyone by building highly secure, software-defined, automated, and intelligent infrastructure platforms that drive business value.
Chuck has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Over his 19 years at Cisco, he has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Cisco, where he led the Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and helped drive and execute many of the company's 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.
Chuck serves as the Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council, Chair of the IT Governors Steering Committee, and as a Member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of The Business Roundtable. He serves on the Board of Directors for BlackRock and the MS Society of Northern California, as well as the Advisory Board for the President of Georgia Tech.
Chuck holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina.