11/04/2013 12:06 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 10:52 EST

John Chen, New BlackBerry CEO: 5 Things You Need To Know

John S. Chen, Chairman, CEO & President of Sybase, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

TORONTO - Five things you should know about John Chen, the new executive chairman of the BlackBerry board and interim chief executive of the Waterloo-based smartphone maker:

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