Cisco appoints new CEO

Chuck Robbins joined Cisco in 1997 and served as senior VP of worldwide operations
Cisco has appointed Chuck Robbins as its chief executive officer.
Cisco has appointed Chuck Robbins as its chief executive officer.

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Cisco has appointed Chuck Robbins as its chief executive officer. Robbins will take over the CEO position from John Chambers, while Chambers will assume the role of executive chairman on July 26, 2015.

Robbins joined Cisco in 1997 and served as Cisco’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, leading the company’s global sales and partner team that drives $47 billion in business for the company.

Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers said: “Our next CEO needs to thrive in a highly dynamic environment, to be capable of accelerating what is working very well for Cisco, and disrupting what needs to change.”

John Chambers has served as CEO of Cisco since January 1995, having joined the company in 1991 as the head of sales.

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