John S. Chen

Chairman & CEO Sybase, an SAP Company

In acknowledging his business leadership, Forbes magazine named Mr. Chen one of the Top 25 Notable Chinese-Americans in Business. He was named 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California.Mr. Chen is actively involved in international relations. He has testified before Congress on U.S.–China trade relations. In 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush appointed him to serve on the President's Export Council. In 2006, he was appointed co-chair of the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee. In addition, Mr. Chen has been a longtime member of the Committee of 100 and served as chairman from 2009 to 2011. He currently chairs the U.S.-China Policy Advisory Roundtable for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In recognition of his leadership in building U.S.-Asia relations, he has received awards from distinguished organizations such as the U.S.-Asia Institute and U.S.-China Policy Foundation. Mr. Chen serves on the boards of directors for the Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo & Co.

Mr. Chen graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and was later awarded the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal. He holds a master's from California Institute of Technology (CalTech). He also has an honorary professorship from Shanghai University, an honorary doctorate from the San Jose State University in California, and the City University of Hong Kong, as well as an honorary doctorate in business administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.Mr. Chen isactive in the community. He is a trustee of CalTech as well as a governor of the San Francisco Symphony.

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