Chuck Robbins

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Chuck Robbins
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Chuck Robbins, 2018
Charles H. Robbins

1965/1966 (age 52–53)[1]
ResidenceLos Gatos, California, U.S.
EducationRocky Mount High School
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OccupationChairman and CEO, Cisco Systems

Charles H. Robbins (born 1965/1966) is an American businessman. He is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Cisco Systems, the American manufacturer of networking hardware.

Early life[edit]

Robbins was born in Grayson, Georgia.[1] He was educated at Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.[2] In 1987, he received a bachelor's degree in math from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1]


For five years after graduation, he worked as an application developer for North Carolina National Bank, (now part of Bank of America).[2] Robbins next worked for Wellfleet Communications, which merged with SynOptics to become Bay Networks, followed by a short spell at Ascend Communications before joining Cisco in 1997.[2]

In May 2015, Cisco announced that the CEO and chairman John Chambers would step down as CEO in July 2015 but remain chairman. Robbins, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales & Operations and a 17-year Cisco veteran, would become CEO.[3]

Robbins became CEO of Cisco Systems in July 2015.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Robbins is married, with four children, and lives in Los Gatos, California.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Q&A: Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems". 30 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Brown, Bob (4 May 2015). "New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins". Network World. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Cisco's Chambers to step down as CEO, to be executive chairman". Reuters. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Executive Profile* Charles H. Robbins". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 August 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Chuck Robbins at Wikimedia Commons