John Chen '76

John Chen '76

John Chen ’76 is the chief operating officer of Hilco Global, a leading diversified financial services company operating on five continents. He is also the chair of its investment committee and a member of its board of directors.

Before joining Hilco, he spent 20 years working for Tang Industries, where he held several positions, including chief financial officer, and eight working for PepsiCo, Inc.

Chen has a lengthy history of community and board service, and has served as a member of the boards of Northwestern University’s Chemistry of Life Process Institute, Washington University at St. Louis’s Parents Council, and the Avoca School District 37.

He graduated with honors from the College with a degree in political science and from Columbia Business School with an MBA in finance.