John Chambers, Executive Chairman of the Board, is a working chairman with a focus on country digitization and building relationships with government and business leaders, shareholders, and board members. He is also an advisor on the company’s strategy, digital transformation and strategic partnerships.
Chambers joined Cisco in 1991, became President and CEO in 1995, and served as Chairman and CEO from 2006–2015. He helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to $47 billion when he stepped down as CEO.
He has received numerous awards for his leadership and corporate social responsibility over his past 20 years at the helm of Cisco, including Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
Chambers serves as Chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and is a current member of the board of directors for Airware, OpenGov, and Pindrop.