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Chuck Robbins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

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; Chair of the IT Governors Steering Committee and 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; 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.