John Chambers started at Cisco in 1991 as head of sales, between the years 1995 and 2015, he was the ceo of the company.
When Chuck Robbins, who took over as president in 2015 was appointed as the Chambers chairman of the board.
But now, leaving the 68-year-old Chambers, therefore, the board of directors, says Cisco in a press release.
instead, Chuck Robbins to also assume the role of chairman of the board – which will strengthen his position in the transformation that the company will go through.
Cisco is in a tough period, and lost sales for seven quarters in a row.
The traditional business of switches and routers that are struggling, instead, the company is concentrating heavily in cyber security that tomorrow's growth engine.