Mei-Chan Duan

Mei-Chan Duan, retired from IBM in 2009 after 31 years of service with the company. She worked 16 years in US and 15 years in Asia - lived in Hong Kong 9 years, Shanghai 2 years and Tokyo 4 years. She held various Executive and Management positions in Finance, Procurement and Human Resources.

From 1995 – 1999, she managed Accounting, Business Controls and Procurement Operations in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China (Greater China). She was the CFO of an IBM Subsidiary in China from 1999-2001.

Between 2002 -2005, She was the Procurement Executive located in Tokyo , managing the Global Procurement Organization – Asia Pacific, with over 500 employees in 16 countries. She initiated and launched a Global Leadership Development Program for IBM Integrated Supply Chain organization . She was an IBM certified Leadership Training instructor and has mentored employees in US, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific .

She, on behalf of IBM, received the Supplier Diversity Program Award in White House (2006) and was a guest speaker at ISM’s Inaugural Women Executive Supply Management Summit (2009). In 2011, she received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House. She has a MA degree in Mass Communication from Purdue University, Indiana.