D.C. Chien was the Chief Executive Officer of IBM Greater China Group (GCG) before retiring from IBM in August 2015.

Mr. Chien began his career in 1977 at IBM Taiwan as a system engineer. Since then, he has held senior leadership positions, including General Manager of ASEAN/South Asia, Vice President for Systems & Technology Group (STG) in the Asia Pacific region and General Manager of STG in GCG.

Mr. Chien played a key role in developing IBM’s sales and distribution channels in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during his tenure as Director of Business Operations in GCG in the late 90s. He also served as General Manager of IBM Taiwan from 1993 to 1996. Additionally, he was Chairman and Executive Officer of IBM China Group from 2007 to February 2015.

Mr. Chien is a member of the IBM Performance Team and IBM Growth & Transformation Team, both headed by IBM Chairman, President and CEO Virginia M. Rometty.

Mr. Chien is a Mathematics graduate of Tamkang University in Taiwan. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and the IBM Global Senior Manager Education Curriculum.