Chuck Robbins

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Chuck Robbins is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco. He assumed the role of CEO on July 26, 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board on December 11, 2017. As Chairman and 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 the highly secure, intelligent platform for digital business. Over his 20 years at Cisco, he 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 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 is on the Board of Directors for BlackRock; Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council; a Member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum; on the Board of Directors for the Business Roundtable where he serves as Chairman of the Immigration Committee; a Board of Trustees member for the Ford Foundation; and a member of the International Council for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Chuck holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina. See Chuck's executive bio on The Network, Cisco's Technology News Site.


May 15, 2024


A New Day for Cisco’s Go-to-Market

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Over the last 40 years, Cisco has built one of most sophisticated and extensive Go-to-Market (GTM) engines in the industry. Today, we are taking the next step in that mission.

March 25, 2024


Martin Lund Joining Cisco’s Executive Leadership Team

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Cisco’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is building on its strong foundation. Eyal Dagan will step into a new role as EVP of Strategic Projects, to ensure our innovation and leadership in the technology industry remains strong, and Martin Lund will join Cisco to take over as our new EVP of the Common Hardware Group.

March 5, 2024


Executive leadership changes to drive innovation, simplicity, and growth

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Announcing changes to Cisco’s Executive Leadership Team that are designed to accelerate our innovation, drive greater simplicity, and double-down on our growth efforts.

November 7, 2023


How Splunk and Cisco will Keep Customers at the Center

11 min read

Cisco and Splunk are excited to continue to do what we love most: helping our customers achieve their technology outcomes with innovative products and solutions.

September 21, 2023


Cisco and Splunk: Driving the Next Generation of AI-Enabled Security and Observability

5 min read

Cisco announces its intent to acquire Splunk Inc. Together, we will drive the next generation of AI-enabled security and observability.

January 31, 2022


Celebrating Two Amazing Leaders

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Customers and partners are an integral part of Cisco’s DNA and I am so proud of how our teams work passionately each day to support these communities in the best ways possible. For the past four years, Gerri Elliott has led our Sales and Marketing team and been an incredible advocate for customers, partners, and […]

September 15, 2021


Cisco Was Built for This Moment

5 min read

With all that Cisco is poised to do, I am incredibly optimistic about the future and confident in our ability to deliver. The opportunity before us is immense, we see huge potential for growth, and we are well-positioned for the years ahead.

June 29, 2021


Welcoming Cisco’s New Chief Legal Officer

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Welcoming Dev Stahlkopf as Cisco's new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer!