30 Notable IT Executive Moves: November 2013


John Chen

Replacing former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, at least on an interim basis, is John Chen. The company named Chen as interim CEO and chairman of the board of directors. He also formerly served as CEO of Sybase, joining the company in 1997 as president and COO before taking over as chief executive in 1998. Sybase was later acquired by SAP in 2010, and Chen retired from the company in 2012 and became a senior advisor of Silver Lake Partners.