Mr. John S. Chen is Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Director at BlackBerry Ltd. and a Member at Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at California Institute of Technology, Wells Fargo & Co., The Walt Disney Co., San Francisco Symphony and The First Tee. Mr. Chen was previously employed as Chairman by Committee of 100, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Sybase, Inc., President-Open Enterprise Computing Division by Siemens Nixdorf, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Siemens Pyramid Information Systems, Inc., President & Chief Operating Officer by Pyramid Technology Corp., and a Member by President's Export Council.
He also served on the board at Avaya, Inc.
He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and a graduate degree from California Institute of Technology.