Sybase Chairman, CEO and President John Chen Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 in Northern California
Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced Chairman, CEO and President John Chen received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 Award in the technology and software category in Northern California.
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Chen was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year gala event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco June 29.
“Ernst & Young is honored to recognize extraordinary business leaders, such as John Chen, and the companies they have built,” said Rick Fezell, the award program director for Northern California. “Being named an Entrepreneur of the Year is not only about where companies are; it is about adapting. John Chen has shown his capacity as a visionary for innovation.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program, in its 21st year, continues to honor entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“I am gratefully honored to receive such recognition from Ernst & Young’s selection committee,” said John Chen. “This recognition does not merely belong to myself, but reflects on the concerted efforts of all Sybase employees and partners.”
“The last 10 years has been the most rewarding time for me, driving Sybase’s turnaround to a leader in enterprise mobility and keeping its competitive edge,” added Chen. “As an entrepreneur, I believe in knowing your strength, having a vision of the area of potential growth and committing to it. An entrepreneur’s success relies on integrity with all aspects of business including customers, partners, employees, investors and the press.”
As a Northern California award winner, John Chen is now eligible for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 national program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the overall national award recipient, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., Nov. 17. The overall national winner will be announced at the world event in Monte Carlo.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
The Entrepreneur of the Year® awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrated its 21st anniversary this year, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to enhancing the public’s trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 114,000 people in 140 countries pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism in providing a range of sophisticated services centered on our core competencies of auditing, accounting, tax, and transactions. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at www.ey.com/perspectives. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a U.K. company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited does not provide services to clients. Ernst & Young LLP is a U.S. client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.
About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers and partners to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.com.
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