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