Chuck Robbins, 2018
Charles H. Robbins
1965/1966 (age 52–53)
Grayson, Georgia, U.S.
|Residence||Los Gatos, California, U.S.|
|Education||Rocky Mount High School|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Occupation||Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems|
Robbins was born in Grayson, Georgia. He was educated at Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In 1987, he received a bachelor's degree in math from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For five years after graduation, he worked as an application developer for North Carolina National Bank, (now part of Bank of America). 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.
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.
Robbins became CEO of Cisco Systems in July 2015.
- "Q&A: Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems". 30 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
- Brown, Bob (4 May 2015). "New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins". Network World. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Cisco's Chambers to step down as CEO, to be executive chairman". Reuters. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Executive Profile* Charles H. Robbins". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
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