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Chen, John 

Mr. John S. Chen is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry Limited. Mr. Chen has served as Executive Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Chen was the Chief Executive Officer of Sybase Inc. from 1998 to 2012 and the Chairman of Sybase from 1998 to 2010. Prior to Sybase, Mr. Chen held executive positions at Siemens AG, Pyramid Technology Corp. and Burroughs Corp. He started his career as a design engineer with Unisys Corp. Mr. Chen has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Mr. Chen holds several honorary degrees and has received awards and honors for his leadership in building U.S.-Asia relations. Mr. Chen was appointed to serve on the President’s Export Council in 2005 and was appointed as co-chair of the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee in 2006. He has also chaired the U.S-China Policy Advisory Roundtable for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Chen is a trustee of Caltech and has also served as a Special Advisor to Silver Lake, a private investment firm.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, USD 3,266,200
Restricted Stock Award, USD 106,300,000
Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD --
All Other, USD 13,750
Fiscal Year Total, USD 109,580,000

Options Compensation

  Quantity Market Value
Exercisable -- --
Unexercisable -- --
Exercised -- --
Name Fiscal Year Total

John Chen


Steve Rai


Nita White-Ivy


Sai Yuen Ho


Mark Wilson


May Mitchell

As Of  28 Feb 2019