Director since 2006
Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry Limited
Mr. Chen has served as executive chairman and chief executive officer of BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in wireless innovation based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, since November 2013. Prior to joining BlackBerry, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Sybase, Inc. from July 2010, when SAP AG acquired Sybase, Inc., until he retired in November 2012. From November 1998 until July 2010, he served as chairman, chief executive officer and president of Sybase. Prior to Sybase, Mr. Chen held positions as the president of the Open Enterprise Computing Division of Siemens Nixdorf, and president and chief operating officer of Pyramid Technology Corporation. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science from California Institute of Technology. Mr. Chen is also a director of BlackBerry Limited and The Walt Disney Company and serves as a Special Adviser of Silver Lake Partners, a private investment firm. He was a member of the President’s Export Council and was the Chairman of the Committee of 100 from May 2009 until May 2011. Currently he is a member of the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony Association and of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology.
Wells Fargo Board Committee: Human Resources Committee