John Chen has served as chairman and CEO of Sybase since 1998. During this time, Sybase has become the recognized industry leader in enterprise mobility infrastructure and significantly strengthened its position in data management. The company has enjoyed a long track record of increasing revenue and profitability, providing shareholder returns significantly outperforming all major indices. Sybase was acquired by SAP in July 2010, and operates as a stand-alone business unit under Mr. Chen’s leadership.
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.