Chuck Robbins

Cisco’s Chambers to step down as CEO takes over chairman role

Cisco executive chairman and former CEO John Chambers has told the company’s board that he will not stand for re-election to the company’s board when his current term expires in December. Cisco will name current CEO Chuck Robbins to serve and chairman, while Chambers will be given the honorary title of chairman emeritus. Chambers transitioned […]

Cisco to eliminate 7% of workforce, video business takes Q4 hit

Cisco is to eliminate 5,500 jobs, or 7% of its global workforce, as it seeks to “optimise [its] cost base in lower growth areas” and “further invest in key priority areas” including security, the Internet of Things and cloud. The company said it expected to reinvest all of the cost savings realised from the restructuring […]

Cisco appoints new chief executive officer

Cisco has named company exec Chuck Robbins as its next chief executive officer and the successor to John Chambers, who has held the post for the past 20 years. Robbins, who first joined Cisco in 1997 and has most recently served as senior vice president of worldwide operations, will take up the CEO role effective July […]