Charles H. "Chuck" Robbins is an American businessman. He serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Cisco Systems, the American manufacturer of networking hardware.
Robbins was educated at Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In 1987, he received a bachelor's degree in Mathematical Sciences 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.
On 4 May 2015, Cisco announced that the CEO and chairman John Chambers would step down as CEO on 26 July 2015 but remain chairman. Chuck Robbins, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales & Operations and a 17-year Cisco veteran, would become CEO.
Robbins was appointed CEO of Cisco Systems on 26 July 2015.
Charles H. Robbins was born in 1965/1966 in Grayson, Georgia. He is an American businessman, and the director and (CEO) of Cisco Systems. He acquired a Bachelor of Mathematics degree, in 1987, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He was educated at Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He is married, with four kids. Toss lives in Los Gatos, California. Robbins is a fan of North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball; takes part in social media, and is noted for his humor.
Robbins started his carrer as an application engineer for North Carolina National Bank, (presently part of Bank of America). Following five years, he then, at that point joined Wellfleet Communications, which converged with SynOptics to become Bay Networks, trailed by a brief residency at Ascend Communications, prior to joining Cisco, in 1997. At Cisco, Robbins filled different posts, including senior VP of the Americas and senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations, a job where he drove Cisco's Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and worked out Cisco's partnership program.