Pearly Chen is a Vice President at HTC, a smartphone industry pioneer and virtual reality industry leader. She has served as Chief of Staff to its CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang since 2013 as a cross-functional executive on strategic initiatives. She also manages HTC’s $100 million accelerator program since its inception in 2016, leading investments in a growing global portfolio of innovative startups in virtual and augmented reality, in addition to heading business development for VIVEPORT, a platform-agnostic virtual reality experience store. Prior to taking on the mission to change the world through transformative technology, she was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs.
A dynamic, high energy global citizen, multi-linguist, voracious reader, avid traveler, competitive triathlete and mother of two, she believes that everyone has the capacity to create a legacy that contributes to human progress. Putting to good use of her infectious positive energy and unique perspectives, she makes it her life’s goal to inspire and support others to thrive with their fullest potential.
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