John Chen has served as chairman, chief executive officer and president of Sybase, Inc. since November 1998. He is recognized as a technology industry leader and corporate turnaround specialist. Under his leadership, Sybase has become a highly profitable company that has grown from a leading enterprise-class database provider to the largest publicly traded software company specializing in data management, data integration and enterprise mobility.
Mr. Chen graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, receiving a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a master of science degree from California Institute of Technology, an honorary professorship from Shanghai University, an honorary doctorate from the City University of Hong Kong, and an honorary doctorate in business administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Chen is active in the community, serving on the board of the San Francisco Symphony. He currently serves as the chairman for the Committee of 100.