John S. Chen

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackBerry Ltd.

John S. Chen

John S. Chen

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at BlackBerry Ltd.

Overview
Career Highlights

Pyramid Technology Corp.
BlackBerry Ltd.
Sybase, Inc.

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8431

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

1956

Age

65

Number of Awards

4

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Starr Foundation

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Executive Vice Chair at National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc.

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Director at AtHoc, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at Fortress Investment Group LLC

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Vice Chairman at National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at University Health Network

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Advisor at Opus Capital Ventures LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & President at William R Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC

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Director, School of Advanced International Studies China & China Studies at The Johns Hopkins University - The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

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Social Media Manager at Adobe, Inc.

Adobe, Inc. engages in the provision of digital marketing and media solutions. It operates through the following segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing. The Digital Media segment offers creative cloud services, which allow members to download and install the latest versions of products, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop Light room and Adobe InDesign, as well as utilize other tools, such as Adobe Acrobat. The Digital Experience segment provides solutions, including analytics, social marketing, targeting, media optimization, digital experience management, and cross-channel campaign management, as well as premium video delivery and monetization. The Publishing segment includes legacy products and services for eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, web application development, and high-end printing. The company was founded by Charles M. Geschke and John E. Warnock in December 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Education
Master's in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1979

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Memberships
Member
1997 - Current

The Committee of 100 is an international, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. The organization draws upon the collective experience, knowledge, and resources of their members - Chinese Americans who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields and work in partnership towards the mission.

Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2013 - Current

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone, software for businesses and accessories. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day.

Advisor
Current

WI Harper Group focuses on early- and expansion stage investments in companies with significant operations in China. The firm invests primarily in the information technology, medical technology, healthcare services and clean technology sectors. They seek to invest in technology-driven companies at early, early growth and expansion stages. They also looks for industry-leading companies with experienced management teams and high barriers to competitive entry. They seeks to achieve superior returns through medium-term (3 to 5 years) to long-term (5 to 8 years) investments. Investments range from $500,000 in early-stage companies to $8 million in expansion stage companies and from $10 million to $15 million over the life of a company.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1997 - 2013

Sybase, Inc. engages in the development and provision of mobile and wireless software solutions for data integration. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Ramon, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
2012 - 2013

Avaya, Inc. provides real-time business collaboration and communications solutions. The company offers customer engagement, team engagement, networking, cloud, and real-time communication solutions. It offers professional, support, enterprise cloud and managed services. The company was founded on February 16, 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Director
2002 - Prior

CIT was born in 1908 when Henry Ittleson found a new way to make financing available to businesses in St. Louis, Missouri. Soon CIT was forging paths across the country, into Canada and overseas. After 100 years, financing remains at the heart of the company. But time and experience have produced innovations unimagined a century ago. True to its pioneering legacy, CIT remains an agent of opportunity, providing new resources and fresh perspectives to over one million clients across thirty industries around the globe.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1995 - 1997
Member, Board of Trustees
2008 - Current

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

TechNet was founded in 1997 by high-tech’s leading CEOs to create a network of the nation’s strongest voices in the industry to unite with both federal and state leaders in helping to shape the public policies that impact the technology industries. TechNet continues to actively promote policies that strengthen the nation’s innovation-driven global competitiveness as well as create private sector initiatives that will ensure U.S. competitiveness and economic leadership. TechNet’s mission is to serve as the voice and advocate of the innovation economy by uniting CEOs and Senior Executives with leading policy makers in a bipartisan effort to sustain and advance America’s global leadership in technology and innovation.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Brookings Institution provides research and policy solutions. Its activities are carried out through four research programs: economic studies, foreign policy studies, governance studies and metropolitan policy. The company also deals through the Brookings Center for Executive Education and the Brookings Institution Press. The Brookings Institution was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Chair, Secure Boards & Open Doors Advisory Committee
2006 - Prior

U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security is a Cabinet department of the United States federal government which is focused on homeland security to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. U.S. Department of Homeland Security combines 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency. Their mission to secure the nation requires the dedication of more than 225,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response from cyber security analyst to chemical facility inspector. The foundation of national homeland security strategy designed to achieve homeland security relies on the three key concepts of security; resilience; and customs and exchange. In turn, these key concepts drive broad areas of activity that the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) process defines as homeland security missions. Their main areas of responsibility are Guarding against Terrorism; Securing their Borders; Enforcing their Immigration Laws; Improving their Readiness for; Response to and Recovery from Disasters; and Maturing and Unifying the Department. U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security was established in 2002.

Board Member
2005 - Prior

The President's Export Council ("the Council") was first created by Executive Order on December 20, 1973. Originally, the Council consisted of only private sector members drawn from business and industry, mostly CEO's of major U.S. companies. Eight of the members were chosen "without regard to geographic considerations." Twelve members were selected to provide appropriate regional representation. The Council advised the President on matters relating to export trade and report this advice to him through the Secretary of Commerce. Members served "at the pleasure of the President." Thus, a change in Administrations would bring a change in the Council. The Council's activities and operations were subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Since its inception, the Council's mission has remained fundamentally unchanged: it advises the President through the Secretary on export enhancement and works with industry encouraging U.S. companies to increase exports and enter new markets. Its members serve at the pleasure of the President and its activities are subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. On the other hand, changes to the Council's structure have elevated and expanded its voice in matters of export trade.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K +
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$2,500 +
2014

Since its founding in 1966, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations has remained at the forefront of the dynamic Sino-American relationship by encouraging constructive dialogue, fostering face-to-face interaction and the forthright exchange of ideas and educating Americans and Chinese about the realities of each other's countries.

$2,500 +
2013

Since its founding in 1966, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations has remained at the forefront of the dynamic Sino-American relationship by encouraging constructive dialogue, fostering face-to-face interaction and the forthright exchange of ideas and educating Americans and Chinese about the realities of each other's countries.

Political Donations
$2,600
2014

Former Southern California Regional Director at US Department of Housing & Urban Development (DC)

$100
2012

Representative from the 66th District at California State Assembly

$25K
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Investments
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Strevus, Inc. provides compliance lifecycle management solutions for financial services and digital currency firms. It provides lifecycle management solution helps financial institutions facilitate communication, validation and reporting of regulatory compliance information between clients, counterparties and regulators. Strevus was founded by Ken Hoang, Greg Danforth and John Betts in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards & Honors
San Jose State University
City University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Events
Speaker
2011 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

Speaker
Pasadena, CA
2009 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

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