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Computer company executive

John S. Chen, Chinese, American computer company executive. member, board directors, Sybase, Inc., since 1997, Walt Disney Company, since 2003.

Background

Chen, John S. was born on July 1, 1955 in Hong Kong. Came to the United States, 1974. Son of Peter and Harmie (Lee) Chen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Brown University, 1978. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1979.

Career

Vice president president, general manager Unisys, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 1979-1991. Executive vice president Pyramid Technology, San Jose, California, 1991—1992, chief operating officer, 1992—1995, president, 1993—1995, Chief Executive Officer, 1995—1997. President Sybase, Inc., Dublin, since 1997, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, since 1998.

Membership

Member, board directors, Sybase, Inc., since 1997, Walt Disney Company, since 2003.

Connections

Married Sherry Hai, November 5, 1980. Children: Jacqueline, Stephanie.

father:
Peter Chen

mother:
Harmie (Lee) Chen

Spouse:
Sherry Hai

Child:
Jacqueline Chen

Child:
Stephanie Chen