Donald Chen is president, North Asia, for Archer Daniels Midland Company, and a member of the company’s Executive Council. In that position, he leads ADM's operations in China, Korea and Japan.
Before joining ADM in January 2016, Chen was vice president, Parent Company Representative, at Sadara Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia, a multi-billion dollar joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical. Prior to that, he worked for The Dow Chemical Company as regional vice president for Hydrocarbons & Energy, and vice president, Mega Projects, in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Chen also spent 16 years at Royal Dutch Shell plc in various positions in R&D, commercial & marketing, strategy & planning, operations and business development in China, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific region.
Chen holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.