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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.

Articles

June 16, 2020

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Powering a more Inclusive Future together

At Cisco, we’ve always believed in turning challenges into opportunities. We see the challenge of the world today as a way to make a better world for tomorrow. To do this, we must all invest in a more inclusive future.

June 15, 2020

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Cisco Welcomes Jeetu Patel to Lead Security and Apps

Chuck Robbins announces that Jeetu Patel will be joining Cisco as Senior Vice President and General Manager of our Security & Applications business group on August 3.

April 1, 2020

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Connected and Secure: Webex in Today’s World

Cisco taking action to ensure businesses and organizations who are keeping the world moving have what they need to stay connected, productive and secure.

March 22, 2020

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Committing $225 million to global COVID-19 response

As our communities around the world respond to COVID-19, it's important to give our support. Cisco is committing $225M in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to impact local and global efforts.

Our Commitment to Address Homelessness in Rome

We are proud to announce a Housing First pilot in Rome with Comunità di Sant'Egidio, an organization that has addressed poverty in Italy and around the world for 50 years.

April 29, 2019

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Cisco Welcomes Stella Low as SVP and Chief Communications Officer

Cisco welcomes Stella Low as our new SVP and Chief Communications Officer. Stella is an exceptional communicator with a passion for storytelling, building strong communities and an inclusive, solutions-oriented approach.

December 2, 2018

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Building Bridges Between Hope and Possibility

At the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, we sponsored the first-ever Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership Presented by Cisco.

March 26, 2018

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Our Commitment to End Homelessness in Santa Clara County

Cisco announces a five-year, $50 million commitment to Destination: Home, a San Jose-based public-private partnership that provides permanent housing to homeless people, thereby changing the trajectory of their lives.

March 2, 2018

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Accelerating Portugal’s Digital Transformation

Portugal is home to one of Europe’s most promising technology ecosystems. Cisco and Portugal will work closely together to advance the country’s digital priorities: security, mobility, and the Internet of Things.