Chuck Robbins Appointed As Cisco CEO, John Chambers Moves To Executive Chairman


A change of guard at tech giant Cisco. Long-time CEO John Chambers, who has served as the head of the company for the last 20 or so years, is being replaced by Chuck Robbins as CEO, effective July 26, 2015. Chambers isn’t leaving Cisco entirely, taking up the role of executive chairman at the point of handover and will continue to serve as the chairman of Cisco’s board.

Robbins, who has also been elected to the company’s board, joined Cisco back in 1997 and most recently served as its senior vice president of worldwide operations, where he’s said to have led the company’s global sales and partner team responsible for driving $47 billion in business for the company. Or so the PR goes. He was involved in Cisco’s acquisition of Sourcefire and Meraki.

“This is the perfect time for Chuck Robbins to become Cisco’s next Chief Executive Officer. We’ve selected a…

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