John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

Executive Chairman

John Chambers, Executive Chairman of the Board, is a working chairman with key areas of responsibility that include: focusing on country digitization and building relationships with government and business leaders, shareholders, and board members. He is an advisor to CEO, Chuck Robbins, on the company’s strategy, digital transformation, security and relationships and strategic partnerships, among other areas.

Chambers became President and CEO in 1995 and Chairman of the Board in 2006. He helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in January 1991, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to $47 billion in FY15. In 2006, Chambers was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role. He...


There are three characteristics that make a good leader: First is producing results, second is building a quality team, and third is the ability to communicate direction. John Chambers
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