Cisco anoints new CEO

Chuck Robbins – CEO-Designate & Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations Cisco

On May 1, 2015, Chuck Robbins was elected Chief Executive Officer by Cisco’s Board of Directors effective July 26, 2015.  He became a member of the Board effective May 1, 2015.

In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Cisco, Chuck Robbins has led the company’s Worldwide Sales Organization and Worldwide Partner Organization.  As a member of the Operating Committee, he has helped drive and execute many of the company’s investment areas and strategy shifts. He has also sponsored the security and collaboration businesses at the executive level and was a key sponsor for the Sourcefire and Meraki acquisitions.

Robbins has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco’s largest geographic region, where he led more than 8,500 employees in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Prior to leading The Americas, Robbins was Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada, and from 2007 to 2009, where he led the U.S. Commercial sales organization, one of the largest growth segments in the company.

John Chambers will move into the Executive Chairman role on 26 July 2015.

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