John Chambers

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

John ChambersName: John T. Chambers

Born: August 23, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Joined Cisco in 1991 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations and later assumed the role of CEO in January of 1995.
  • In 2006 named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role.
  • Prior to Cisco, he spent eight years at Wang Laboratories (1982–1990) and six years with IBM (1976–1982). Chambers served on the Board of Directors of myCFO.

Honors and awards

  • Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People."
  • CNN's Top 25 Most Powerful People.
  • Clinton Global Citizen Award.
  • U.S. State Department Top Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.
  • Silicon Valley Education Foundation Pioneer Business Leader Award (2009).